Aruna Shankar

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Aruna Shankar
अरूणा शंकर
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Mayor of Medininagar
Assumed office
Personal details
BornMedininagar, Jharkhand, India
Political partyBJP
Spouse(s)Anand Shankar
OccupationMayor and Chairman of The BEd. College

Aruna Shankar (अरूणा शंकर) is an Indian politician belonging to Bhartiya Janta Party. Shankar is the current Mayor of the city of Medininagar in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Aruna Shankar defeated independent candidate Punam Singh to became the mayor of Medininagar Municipal Corporation (MMC) on April 20, 2018.[1][2][3] Shankar won by 4,533 votes. She received 15,944 votes to Singh's 11,401 votes.[4] She has said she would like to make the city clean and beautiful for everyone.[5][6] She stated her first priority as mayor is to clean up the city and improve the city's water.[7] She would also like to clean the Koyal River, fix the roads, improve the electrical grid, and make healthcare and education more widely available.[8][9]

Shankar is married to Anand Shankar, a businessman from Daltonganj city. She has served as Chairman of Jyotiprakash BEd. College.[10]


  1. "BJP Sweeps Municipal Corporations Elections In Jharkhand". Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  2. "मेदिनीनगर में अरुणा शंकर 4,505 वोट से दर्ज की जीत, देखें रिजल्ट" [Aruna Shankar wins by 4,505 votes in Medininagar, see results]. (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  3. "झारखंड निकाय चुनाव : भाजपा की लहर, पांचों नगर निगम पर दर्ज की जीत" [Jharkhand body elections: BJP wave, win over five Municipal Corporations]. Sakshipost Hindi (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  4. "निकाय चुनाव परिणाम: मेदिनीनगर मेयर और डिप्टी मेयर पद पर भाजपा का कब्‍जा" [Rival Poonam Singh and Manoj Singh defeated]. NewsCode (in हिन्दी). 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  5. "नगर निगम क्षेत्र को स्वच्छ और सुंदर बनाने की है परिकल्पना : अरूणा" [The idea of making the municipal area clean and beautiful: Aruna]. (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  6. "मेदिनीनगर की पहली मेयर बनी अरुणा शंकर" [Aruna Shankar, the first mayor of Medininagar]. (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  7. "सुबह छह बजे ही मतगणना केंद्र पर लग गई थी लंबी लाइन" [At six o'clock in the morning, the counting center was on the long line]. dainikbhaskar (in हिन्दी). 2018-04-21. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  8. "बिजली, पानी है बड़ी समस्या, सबका वादा-सुधारेंगे हालात" [Electricity, water is big problem, promise of everything will improve.]. dainikbhaskar (in हिन्दी). 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  9. "भाजपा मेयर प्रत्याशी ने घाट का किया निरीक्षण" [BJP mayor candidate inspected the ghats]. dainikbhaskar (in हिन्दी). 2018-03-25. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  10. "जानें, झारखंड के तीन नवनिर्वाचित महिला मेयर के बारे में" [Learn about the three newly elected women mayors of Jharkhand]. (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2018-04-25.

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