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Arvind Kejriwal - Biography   -

14 February 2015
Arvind Kerjriwal took oath as Chief Minister of Delhi. His first speech after taking oath as CM

Times Now

10 February 2015
Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party to unprecedented victory in Delhi Assembly elections. The party won 67 seats out of 70 seats of the assembly. BJP+ won the remaining 3 seats. All exit polls predicted win for AAP but none could predict the sweep.

Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Chief Minister of Delhi on 14 February 2015.

8 February 2015
Exit polls predict big win for Kerjriwal

ABP News

28  December 2013
Arvind Kejriwal took oath as Chief Minister of Delhi.


8 December 2013
Aam Aadmi party won 28 seats and came second in The Delhi Assembly.

October 2013

6  Oct - Kejriwal exudes confidence that Aam Aadmi party will form Government in Delhi



5 Oct - Tracking Arvind Kejriwal

Two days back a (C-Voter) survey indicated that Aam Aadmi Party started by Kejriwal will get more than 20 per cent vote in Delhi Elections in November. It is a great success.

In a television interview, Kejriwal claimed that thousands are coming to listen to him in election rallies while the other two parties' meetings are getting only hundreds.

Anna and Arvind part ways on forming the political party.

2 August 2012
Based on a letter written by eminent people that included Yogendra Yadav, Arvind broke his fast and announced that he will form a political party.

Biography - Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal (born 16 August 1968) -  Born in Haryana, Kejriwal is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He is a former Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and former Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax Department.

Kejriwal studied mechanical engineering at IIT Kharagpur and then from 1989 he worked for Tata Steel. He left that job in 1992. He spent some time in Kolkata, at the Ramakrishna Mission in North-East India and at Nehru Yuva Kendra. Kejriwal joined the Indian Revenue Service later in  1995 after qualifying through the Civil Services Examination. In 2000, he took two years' of paid leave to pursue higher education with a bond for at least three years after studies.  He rejoined in 2003 and worked for 18 months and took  unpaid leave for 18 months. In February 2006, he resigned from his position as a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax in New Delhi. The Government of India claimed that Kejriwal  has to bond amount.  The dispute ran for several years and  in 2011, Kerjiwal paid the bond amount.

Kejriwal is married to Sunita, who is also an IRS officer and his batchmate from National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie.

While, he was working in IRS, he started a NGO in Delhi,  Parivartan. It was established to make the country corruption free. The basic agenda of this society was to remove corruption from the system of government. It helped people who were facing problem due to corrupted system. The NGO also worked a lot in the field of education and also for public distribution system. Today also, Parivartan is working to improve the working inside the government offices and providing benefits of RTI to the people.   Arvind Kejrival is involved in the development of  the Central Right to Information Act and  also in RTI Delhi.

Kejriwal was the civil society representative member of the committee constituted by the Government of India to draft a Jan Lokpal Bill, following a campaign in 2011 for introduction of such legislation that featured Anna Hazare.He was the architect of the Jan Lokpal movement started by Anna Hazare demanding Citizen's Ombudsman Bill.

Kejriwal wanted to start the political party and Anna Hazare was not in favour of it. The two men agreed on 19 September 2012 that their differences regarding a role in politics were irreconcilable. Kejriwal had support from two well-known people involved in the anti-corruption movement,  Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan. On 2 October 2012, the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Kejriwal announced that he was forming a political party and that the formal launch would  be on 26 November, coinciding with the anniversary of India's adoption of its constitution in 1949.

The party name — Aam Aadmi Party — reflects the phrase Aam Aadmi, or "common man", whose interests Kejriwal proposed to represent. The party was formally launched in Delhi on 26 November 2012. It announced its intention  to contest elections for the first time in November 2013 by participating in the contest for the Delhi Legislative Assembly. Kejriwal has been selected to contest against Sheila Dikshit, a three-time Chief Minister of Delhi. He is now one of the five most mentioned Indian politician on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

In the elections, AAP won 28 seats and formed the government with the external support from Congress. But after 49 days he resigned.

During Lok Sabha elections, he contested against PM designate of BJP Narendra Modi and lost the election.

But during Delhi Assembly elections, the party politics favoured AAP as the single party capable of defeating BJP and all parties have tranferred their vote. Therefore AAP won an unexpected victory getting 67 seats of the 70 member assembly. Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi on 14 February for the second time. The whole country is awaiting a dramatic change in government functioning now the AAP is in full power.

Updated 11 Jan 2015, 8 Jan 2014

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