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The Winner Takes It All

Outlook profiles nine winning candidates from AAP.

The Winner Takes It All
The Winner Takes It All
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2. Pramila Tokas (37) – R.K Puram 

A veil over her head, with vermillion on her forehead, in a bright blue salwar and a broad grin, her photo takes up the front page of her website - pramiladheerajtokas.com. The sitting BSP Councillor of the 166 ward in Munirka, she began the website to interact directly with residents. The website, however, has a full page dedicated to her husband, Dheeraj Kumar Tokas, who contested for the 2013 elections with a BSP ticket. He proclaims himself as a business magnet who is the founder and director of three infrastructure and real estate companies. With declared assets of Rs 87 crore, Pramila Tokas is the richest women candidate of the AAP to become the MLA from south Delhi's R.K Puram constituency. "After seeing my work in the constituency, I was called by Kejriwalji to accept a ticket from this constituency this year," she says. The seat reserved for women, she says it was her family, primarily her husband, who nudged her to stand for the election for the councilor's post. Dheeraj Tokas, on his part, is ready to field all questions put to his wife, even as she seeks his help to answer them. Having joined the party only recently, both husband and wife have been accused in an FIR, of assaulting a scheduled caste woman. Dheeraj Tokas was also one of the men to call a Khap Panchayat in Munirka, which ordered the eviction of North-Eastern tenants from the area after the rape of a minor Manipuri girl, residing in Munirka.


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