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Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian politician, social activist and former Indian Revenue Service officer w
Arvind Kejriwal born 16 August 1968 is an Indian politician, social activist and former civil servant who served as the 7th Chief Minister of Delhi. He is also the current Chief Minister designate, having won the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. He is the National Convener of the Aam Aadmi Party AAP.
Kejriwal is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and worked for the Indian Revenue Service IRS as a Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax Department.
In 2006, Kejriwal was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership recognising his involvement in a grassroots movement Parivartan using right to information legislation in a campaign against corruption. The same year, after resigning from the IRS, he donated his Magsaysay award money as a corpus fund to found the Public Cause Research Foundation, a non governmental organisation NGO.
In 2012, he launched the Aam Aadmi Party, and defeated Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election. Following the election, he took office as the Chief Minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013. He resigned 49 days later, on 14 February 2014, stating he did so because of his minority governments inability to pass his proposed anti corruption legislation due to a lack of support from other political parties.Later he apologized for quitting midway.He garnered a thumping majority in the Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2015 and is poised to become the Chief Minister of Delhi for a second term.
2. Early childhood And family
Arvind Kejriwal was born on 16th August 1968 in Siwani, Bhiwani district of Haryana. He belongs to a financially sound middle class family. His father, Mr. Gobind Ram Kejriwal was an electrical engineer who got a lot of transfers during his service period. Arvind changed many schools because of his fathers professional transfers. His mother, Gita Kejriwal is a housewife and played a vital role in shaping his ethics and career. Arvind has a younger brother and a sister. His brother also donated a lot during formation of the Aam Aadmi Party.
3. Arvind kejriwal childhood
He is married to Sunita Kejriwal, who is also an IRS officer. The two were batch mates in civil services training period and joined IRS together and later decided to marry. The couple has one girl and a boy. Harshita Kejriwal is the elder child of AK and qualified IIT exams like his father, while his son Pulkit Kejriwal is still studying in school.
He was born on Janmashtami birth day of Lord Krishna and one day after the Independence day of India. He was also called as Munna by his parents. Arvind was a very well known scholar from his schooldays. He did his schooling form Siwani and Ghaziabad. According to his mother, Kejriwal was so focused towards his studies that he even did his studies in bathroom if any guest arrived at home. After seeing his zeal and commitment, AKs grandfather Mangal Chand Kejriwal wanted him to be a doctor and even bought a land in Hissar, Haryana where he could build a hospital for Arvind to practice. But Arvind was inspired more from his seniors who joined IITs and finally he decided to do engineering from IIT only.He qualified JEE and got a seat in IIT Kharagpur. Arvind also played a vital role to stop ragging in his college. AK was a big movie lover and one of his colleague used to buy tickets on Friday for the whole group of friends.
Arvind Kejriwal joined IIT Kharagpur and did his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. Tata Steel hired him in 1989 to work as Mechanical Engineer in Jamshedpur. He worked there for around 3 years. He wanted to work in Social welfare department of Tata Steel but officials didnt allow him to do so. Thus finally he resigned from Tata Steel in 1992 and decided to prepare for IAS exams. In 1995, he cleared Civil Service Exams to join the public service.In 2000, he took a paid leave for 2 years to pursue higher education. He later joined in 2003 but resigned after 18 months with a zeal of doing something for nation. Everybody was quite shocked in his family and relatives when they came to know that this young man left the post of Joint Commissioner of Income tax in New Delhi.
6. Social activities
Kejriwal was a social activist from the very beginning. He even met Mother Teresa and wanted to work for this society. He worked in RamaKrishna Ashram, Kolkata for few days. He spent few days in Nehru Yuva Kendra as well.He started an NGO named
7. Politics and Aam Aadmi Party
Finally after trying each and every tactics, Arvind Kejriwal decided to form a political party. The party was formed on 26 November 2012 and named after a lot of consultations. Finally his party got the name on Aam Aadmi or common man Aam Aadmi Party. He even fasted against Delhi Congress government of Sheila Dixit in March 2013. He opened a revolutionary campaign against Sheila Dixits government and MCD ruled BJP. The selfless volunteers and AK online supporters helped him a lot to present AAP as an alternative of BJP and Congress. He organized a lot of Nukkad Sabhas and promised to deliver on many things which any government is unable to do till date. His speeches were very motivational and inspired a lot of Indians.Finally on 4th December 2013, Delhi Elections took place in which Arvind Kejriwal was standing against 3 times Delhi CM Sheila Dixit fr0m New Delhi constituency. On 8th December, Arvind Kejriwal defeated the CM Sheila Dixit by a huge margin and the Aam Aadmi Party won 28 seats. Both BJP and Congress who won 32 and 8 seats motivated AAP by giving constructive and unconditional support respectively. Thus AAP finally made government in Delhi on 28th December 2013 with the support of Congress.
Arvind Kejriwal took oath in Ramlila Maidan as 7th Chief Minister of Delhi. He became the second youngest person to get the thrown of CMs chair. He fulfilled the promise of electricity and water bills. As soon as he became CM, many officers got transfers and many corrupt officers burnt scam files and reports. The weaker section of society got a big relief as they didnt have to pay bribes to get their work done.
8. List of major work done by him in just 49 days
Lowered the rates of electricity
Lowered the rates of water consumption
Simplified the VAT for Delhi businessmen
Played a vital role to curb corruption
Played a vital role to curb inflation
launched anti corruption helpline
Gave an amount of 1 Crore to a martyr policemen
Arvind Kejriwal also gave an order to power authorities to fulfill the electricity needs of country otherwise theyll bring some other power companies in Delhi. The party decided to pass JanLokpal Bill but was failed as Congress and BJP stood together against the bill passing procedure.
Finally Arvind Kejriwal resigned in 49 days on 14th Februry 2014 since he failed to get the JanLokPal Bill passed because of BJP and Congress. According to many surveys people still believe that 49 days were best but Arvind Kejriwal shouldnt have resigned. He decided to fight elections in Lok Sabha 2014 against Narendra Modi PM candidate from BJP but was could not get succeeded.
After Lok Sabha elections, some former members left the party and Arvind Kejriwal even went to jail in a case of defamation against Nitin Gadkari. Everyone thought this party is going to finish soon but then Arvind decided to open Mission Vistaar to work again from grass root level.
On 3rd August, Arvind Kejriwal organized a rally against BJP on Jantar Mantar demanding fresh elections in Delhi. This rally was a huge success for AAP as around 9K people took part in it.
But as soon as Delhi Elections were announced, Arvind Kejriwal again rebuild his army and all surveys shows his as the most preferred Cm for Delhi in 2015 elections. He is again contesting from his New Delhi seat.
9. As an MLA
Arvind Kejriwal worked a lot as an MLA. He held several Mohalla Sabhas in his New Delhi legislative constituency to know the problems of people and area. He carried out 60 projects and many projects had been successfully implemented in a short time.Here is the report card of Mr. Kejriwal showing how he used his MLA local area development fund
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