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Ghaziabad AAP convenor sues Shazia Ilmi
February 04, 2015 10:40 AM
The Ghaziabad convenor of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has sued ex AAP and presently BJP leader Shazia Ilmi. In a defamation case filed against Shazia Ilmi, Thakur Davendra Singh alleged that she on Jan 21, 2015, in an interview to a private TV channel alleged that he slapped a girl during her election campaign in Ghaziabad. According to Singh, Shazia claimed in the interview that when she complained about it to Manish Sisodia, he also ignored it and said that Singh was his man and had to be kept in good humour. Her concocted allegations have damaged his and his party leaders Manish Shishodia and Arvind Kejriwal reputation, Singh said. Therefore, he served a legal notice on her on Jan 24 and 27 at her Greater Kailash residence which she had received. But she has not apologised for her act. So being forced by her ignoring attitude, he has filed a petition before the court. Source: IANS
Ex-AAP leader Shazia praises Modi, joins BJP
January 16, 2015 03:50 PM
Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi on Friday joined the BJP "for the rest of my life" after lavishing praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A day after former police officer Kiran Bedi formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, it was the turn of Ilmi, who broke ranks some time ago with Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal. "There is indeed a new political discourse in the country, and we must all be a part of it," the journalist-turned-politician told the media in the company of Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay. She admitted that she had had differences with the BJP and the Congress in the past. "But in the last six months I have realized that the prime minister is doing a good job. The way he invoked Mahatma Gandhi's name for the Swacch Bharat (Clean India) campaign is very impressive," she said. Source: IANS
Shazia Ilmi, Jaya Prada to join BJP
January 15, 2015 02:36 PM
Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada is likely to join the BJP and may be fielded against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi assembly election, BJP sources said on Thursday. According to a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, the party is banking on the actor's glamour quotient to win the New Delhi seat won by Kejriwal in 2013 after defeating three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Jaya Prada fought the 2014 Lok Sabha election as a Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate from Bijnor but lost. Meanwhile, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, former AAP legislator Vinod Kumar Binny and former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi too are likely to join the BJP soon, the sources said. Source: IANS
Shazia Ilmi and Captain Gopinath quit Aam Aadmi Party
May 24, 2014 02:23 PM
Shazia Ilmi and Captain Gopinath have resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Shazia blamed the party for lack of democracy in her resignation.  She says  "There is no internal democracy in the party. AAP did not follow swaraj in the party itself. There is no collective decision making in the party”. Captain Gopinath also said that he respects Arvind kejriwal but feels that the recent actions of the AAP leaders were disappointing.
Warrant against Shazia Ilmi
May 24, 2014 12:48 PM
A Delhi Court has issued bailable warrant against AAP leader Shazia Ilmi for not appearing in a defamation case filed by Amit Sibbal, son of Kapil Sibbal. Amit Sibbal filed a complaint against Prashant Bhushan, Shazia Ilmi and Arvind Kejriwal for alleging that Kapil Sibbal had a conflict in seeking a revision of tax demand of telecom major Vodafone. Kejriwal had attacked Kapil Sibbal on Vodafone tax case earlier calling him corrupt.

Shazia Ilmi

Shazia Ilmi

DOB :In the year 1970
  • Schooling at St. Mary’s School in Kanpur and Nainital
  • Diploma in journalism and broadcasting from the University of Wales, Cardiff.
  • Mass communication from at Jamia Millia Islamia, in 1994
  • Diploma in 16 mm film production from the New York Film Academy.
Profession before joining PoliticsTV Journalist and anchor at Star TV
Life on Personal front :
  • Born in Kanpur in a middle class Muslim family.
  • Her father was editor of Siyasat Jadid, the largest selling Urdu paper in Kanpur.
  • Shazia Ilmi is the youngest of 4 brothers and 2 sisters
Shazia Ilmi's HusbandSajid Mallik is an investment banker
  • Shazia Ilmi directed the first television series titled ‘Women at Work’ for DD International, it was produced by an entirely female crew
  • She was the spokesperson of the movement India against Corruption, led by Anna Hazare in 2011 and 2012

About Shazia Ilmi

Shazia Ilmi is one of the former National Executive members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). She is a social activist who was formerly a television journalist, correspondent and anchor. During 2011 and 2012, she got actively involved with the India Against Corruption Movement led by veteran social leader Anna Hazare and became the spokesperson of the movement. In the Jan Lokpal movement, she led a media campaign which found widespread acceptance. Ilmi parted her ways with the AAP in May 2014.

Personal Background of Shazia Ilmi

Shazia Ilmi was born in 1970 into a Kanpur-based Muslim family. Her father was the founder and editor of 'Siyasat Jadid', the oldest Urdu daily which was also the largest-selling Urdu paper in Kanpur. She is the youngest of four brothers and two sisters. Ilmi did her schooling from St. Mary’s School at Kanpur and also in Nainital. She was a student of St. Bede’s College at Shimla. Thereafter she pursued a course in mass communication from the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi in 1994 and a diploma in journalism and broadcasting from the University of Wales in Cardiff. She is also a diploma holder in 16 mm Film Production from the New York Film Academy.

Her family has links with the Congress party. One of her uncles was an Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly member for over 20 years. Her brother-in-law Arif Mohammed was a former politician and minister of the Indian National Congress party, and is at present a member of the Bahujan Samaj Party. Her husband, Sajid Mallik, is a half-Tamil Iyer and a half-Gujarati Muslim. By profession, he is an investment banker.

Shazia Ilmi's Professional Background before Entering Politics

Shazia Ilmi is a former well-established prime-time television anchor and political correspondent who is the first working woman in her family. Her 15 years of experience in media is diverse in the field of documentary production and television news. "Desh Videsh" the popular news show of Star News featured in prime time, was produced, anchored and hosted by Shazia Ilmi. Several shows on current affairs and documentaries highlighting issues on gender bias and rights of minority groups in India were produced by her. One of her shows, "Dr. Kans", featured sting operations on doctors involved in illegal female foeticide. The aftermath of the operation witnessed suspension of medical licenses of such doctors. She has also been associated with other renowned news mediums such as Zee News and The Times of India.

Shazia Ilmi’s Plunge into Politics

Shazia Ilmi played an active role from the very initial stage in the India Against Corruption Movement led by Anna Hazare. As a media strategist, her experience in media was suitably utilised during the movement when she became the spokesperson of the movement.

Arvind Kejriwal, a former civil servant officer and one of the eminent supporters of the movement, had a difference of opinion with Anna Hazare. While Anna wanted the movement to be politically neutral, Kejriwal was of the opinion that it was necessary to directly get involved in politics since no progress was attained through talks with different political parties. Shazia Ilmi supported the move of Kejriwal and became a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), launched under the leadership of Kejriwal. The party contested elections for the first time on December 4, 2013 for the Delhi Legislative Assembly and won as many as 28 seats. Ilmi contested the December 2013 Assembly elections from the Rama Krishna Puram constituency on AAP ticket and narrowly lost.

Ilmi contested the General Elections 2014 from Ghaziabad but lost to the BJP candidate General V K Singh, a former Army Chief who bagged a whopping 7,58,482 votes and Ilmi was at the fifth position with only 89,147 votes.

Now, with the BJP

In the run up to the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, speculations started doing rounds that Shazia Ilmi might join the BJP. On January 16, 2015, Ilmi was officially inducted into the BJP fold in a media meet held at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

Controversy surrounding Shazia Ilmi

Shazia Ilmi was accused of accepting money for the AAP through illegal means. A sting operation conducted showed her, along with some other leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party, allegedly accepting money. But there doubts about the legitimacy and authenticity of the video.

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Shazia ilmi Elections result

YearConstituency State Status
2014GhaziabadUttar PradeshLose

Status of Shazia Ilmi and his opponent candidates against from Ghaziabad Parliamentary Constituency in Uttar Pradesh

The table below shows the status of Shazia Ilmi and candidates contesting against him from Ghaziabad lok sabha seat with their party names and symbols along with the votes secured by each candidate.

Candidate NamePolitical PartySymbolStatusvotes
Shazia Ilmi AAP AAP Runner up 89147
Sudhan KumarSPSPLostN.A
Saleem MalikINDINDLostN.A
Ramphal ShakyaINDINDLostN.A
Raj Babbar INC INC Lost 191222
Mukul UpadhyayBSPBSPLostN.A
Naresh GautamBMPLostN.A
Rinku Kumar TyagiINDINDLostN.A
Keshav ChoudharyINDINDLostN.A
Suresh PalBSKPLostN.A
Sanjeev KumarINDINDLostN.A
Vinod Kumar TyagiINDINDLostN.A
V.K. Singh BJP BJP  Winner 758482

Last Updated on 5 July, 2015.

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