Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian politician and a former revenue service official who is the current Chief Minister of Delhi. He is the social convener of the Aam Aadmi Party. His party AAP has rewritten the grammar of politics in Delhi after winning the 2015 Assembly elections and got a clear majority of 67 out of 70 assembly seats. He is the 7the chief minister of Delhi since February 2015. Amit Shah accused AAP Party leader Satyendar Jain of receiving VIP treatment in prison after the CCTV footage was leaked. Arvind Kejriwal explained that Jain is not receiving a massage or VIP treatment it’s only physiotherapy.
Arvind Kejriwal came from a well-educated family, His Gobind Ram Kejriwal was an electrical engineer from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra while his mother Gita Devi is a housewife. He has a younger brother and a younger sister.
Kejriwal is married to Sunita, his batchmate from the National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. Sunita Kejriwal is an IRS officer. They have two children – a daughter named Harshita, and a son, Pulkit. Arvind Kejriwal is a pure vegetarian and has been a regular practitioner of Vipassana.
|Real Name||Arvind Kejriwal|
|Date of Birth||16 August 1968|
|Age (as of 2022)||54|
|Family||Father: Gobind Ram Kejriwal (Electrical Engineer)|
Mother: Gita Devi
Sister: Ranjana (Doctor)
Brother: Manoj (Software Engineer)
|Children||Son: Pulkit Kejriwal|
Daughter: Harshita Kejriwal
|Educational Qualification||Mechanical Engineering Graduate|
|School||Campus School, Haryana|
Holy Child School, Haryana
|College||Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur|
|Hobbies||Reading News, Listening to music, Driving|
|Birth Place||Bhiwani, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Bhiwani, Haryana, India|
|Current City||Delhi, India|
Social Media Profiles
In 1989, Arvind Kejriwal graduated in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He also spent some time at the Ramakrishna Mission and Nehru Yuva Kendra in Kolkata.
After completing his studies in mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, he joined Tata Steel. He can’t concentrate on the job while he was trying for the Civil Services examination.
In 1992. he quit his job at Tata Steel. In the same year, he cleared the Civil Services examination. He worked in the Indian Revenue Service as a Joint Commissioner of the Income Tax Department in New Delhi.
And in February 2006, he resigned from the service of the Income Tax Department. He also assisted in forming the NGO Parivartan while working as the Income Tax Officer in December 1999.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
In 2012, Arvind Kejriwal launched the Aam Aadmi Party on 26 November 2012, and the party won in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election. Following the election, he took office as the Chief Minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013.
On 14 February 2014, he resigned from the position stating he did so because of his minority government’s inability to pass his proposed anti-corruption legislation due to a lack of support from other political parties.
On 14 February 2015, he was sworn in as Chief Minister for a second term after his party’s victory in the Delhi Legislative Assembly election. Now Aam Aadmi Party is currently the ruling party of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
- He helped in the foundation of Parivartan in 1999, an NGO aiming to assist the citizens in electricity, income tax, and food ration-related matters.
- He granted his Magsaysay award money as a corpus fund to organize the Public Cause Research Foundation 2012, a non-governmental organization (NGO).
- Kejriwal uses the Right To Information Act for corruption cases in government departments like the Delhi Electricity Board, the Income Tax Department, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, and the like.
- A committee constituted by the Government of India inducted Arvind Kejriwal as a representative member of the civil society to draft the Lokpal Bill and also participated in drafting the Jan Lokpal bill.
- Arvind Kejriwal became the architect of the movement that was started by Anna Hazare, the Jan Lokpal that demanded the Citizen’s, Ombudsman Bill.
- Exposed alleged corruption and irregularities of political parties and government agencies through press conferences.
- As a patriotic awareness initiative, Arvind decided to include the new subject Deshbhakti in the syllabus of the Delhi government school syllabus. Arvind’s decision was officially announced on a day just before the 74th independence day.
- In May 2019, Kejriwal was attacked by a man named Suresh while he was at an election rally.
- He is the second chief minister of Delhi who took the CM post in front of the people. Furthermore, he is the fourth Delhi chief minister who comes from Bhiwani village in Haryana.
- As a part of women empowerment, Arvind Kejriwal announced an offer on 15th August 2019 for women passengers, which is they do not need to pay a sum if they wish to travel in Delhi cluster, DTC, and metro bus. This free service was declared established on September 2019.
- 2004 – Ashoka Fellow
- 2005 – the IIT Kanpur presented him with the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award
- 2006 – Ramon Magsaysay Award
- 2006 – “Indian of the Year” award from CNN-IBN.
- 2009 – the IIT Kharagpur awarded him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award
- 2009 – Association for India’s Development awarded him a grant and fellowship
- 2010 – Policy Change Agent of the Year award from The Economic Times
- 2011 – “Indian of the Year” award from NDTV
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