Shweta Shalini

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Shweta Shalini
Born (1980-09-08) 8 September 1980 (age 38)
Darbhanga, Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Army Institute of Technology, Pune
Occupation Entreprenuer, Politician
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Ankush Tiwari

Shweta Shalini BJP Spokesperson, Advisor to Chief Minister of Maharashtra is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party for the state of Maharashtra.[1] She works closely with Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis as an adviser, election strategist and technology consultant.[2] Apart from her political role, She is Executive Director of Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation (VSTF) which aims at transforming the 1000 backward villages in Maharashtra. She has played a crucial role in the elections for the BJP across Maharashtra by being the war room in charge.[3][4] She is an entrepreneur and founder of Fortune Cookie Ux Design before making her mark in Indian politics.[5] [6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Early Life[edit]

Shweta Shalini was born 8 September 1980 and hails from small village called Binda in Muzaffarpur in Bihar. She has one sibling, a younger brother. Being an Army Officer's daughter, She has studied in nine different schools in five different states across India. She is a Mechanical Engineer and got married to a small village in the banks of river Sarayu in Ayodhya. Her Family Trust does the Sarayu Aarti on the banks of river Sarayu.

Career[edit]

She was the first women employee in Atlas Copco, India and worked in Sales & Marketing before Starting-up her own venture Fortune Cookie Ux Design. She was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011.

Political Career[edit]

Shweta Shalini is the technocrat politician credited with bringing in professionalism, technology and data-driven electioneering in BJP-Maharashtra unit. She has been the war room in-charge for various elections across Maharashtra including the BMC elections which challenged the dominance of Shiv Sena in Mumbai.

Shweta Shalini is credited with inventing and implementing Mukhyamantri Mitra initiative by Maharashtra BJP. Mukhyamantri Mitra is a citizen volunteer who would carry out `social audit' of the functioning of government departments and welfare schemes. These volunteers would include retired government servants, police officials, teachers, CAs, doctors and those with a social service background .[13]

She is special executive director at the Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation tasked with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis initiative to transform 1000 villages into model villages.[4]

She launched the Billennium Divas Angel Fund for women entrepreneurs and start-ups quoting Impact Alpha Special Report that India's 650 million women are the key to meet all global goals for 2030 especially Sustainable Development Goal by achieving gender equality.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BJP picking up volunteers for inspecting functioning of babus - The Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  2. ^ "'Mukhyamantri Mitras' to come to citizens' aid | Nagpur News - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2016-05-15. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  3. ^ "Fight between Maharashtra BJP war room and headquarters about to get ugly". Dailyo.in. 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  4. ^ a b "Mumbai Confidential: New Role". The Indian Express. 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  5. ^ "Step Up 360 targets tier-2 & tier-3 cities startups - The Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  6. ^ "BMC polls 2017: Inside the BJP war room". The Indian Express. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  7. ^ "Keeping focus on development key to victory: BJP strategists". The Indian Express. 2017-02-25. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  8. ^ site admin (2017-02-17). "Imposing curbs on newspaper not BJP principle: Naidu on - PTI feed News". Indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  9. ^ "Fight between Maharashtra BJP war room and headquarters about to get ugly". Dailyo.in. 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  10. ^ "BJP wants Shiv Sena mouthpiece shut on election days". Asianage.com. 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  11. ^ "PM's popularity down: BJP spokesperson". Asianage.com. 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  12. ^ "BMC Polls: Meet the campaign managers, who are moulding strategies for major political parties - News". Mid-day.com. 2017-02-06. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  13. ^ "BJP picking up volunteers for inspecting functioning of babus - The Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  14. ^ by BW Online Bureau (2017-11-21). "Shilpa Shetty Shweta Shalini Launch The Billennium Divas Angel Fund For Women Entrepreneurs Startups - BW Disrupt". Bwdisrupt.businessworld.in. Retrieved 2018-08-16.