Bandana Kumari is an Indian politician belonging to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). She is president of women’s wing of the party, Aam Aadmi Party Mahila Shakti.She is currently a Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Shalimar Bagh constituency of Delhi, which she represents since 2013. Bandana Kumari is deputy Speaker of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi.
About Bandana Kumari Ji
Bandana Kumari was born on 11 March 1974 in Samastipur, Bihar. Her father’s name is Braj Kishore Sharma.She completed her 12th standard from Ram Briksh Benipuri School, Muzzaffarpur in 1991 under the BSE (state) board. Bandana further got the Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) from B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzzaffarpur in 1994. Her husband’s name is Sajjan Kumar; they have a son named Kumar Niketan, who is a student of class 11. Both of them were self-employed as per 2013 affidavit.She is presently a housewife and a social worker. She is a resident of Shalimar Bagh, Delhi with her husband and son.She has a criminal case registered against her.
In the assembly elections of December 2013, Bandana Kumari was elected from as an MLA from the Shalimar Bagh constituency in Delhi after defeating three-time sitting MLA, Ravinder Nath Bansal of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) by a margin of 10,651 votes; she secured 47,235 votes. She was instantly hailed as a “giant killer”. Bandana’s victory was considered a shocking defeat for the BJP as the constituency was traditionally considered to be a stronghold of the party. The constituency was with the BJP since 1993. Shalimar Bagh was also the constituency of BJP’s chief minister Sahib Singh Verma in 1993 and Bansal had held the seat for 15 years.