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Arvind Kejriwal

Biography

Arvind Kejriwal is a prominent politician in the Indian Political diaspora and popular social activist.He was born in a remote village of Haryana. As a bright student from childhood, Arvind cleared the test in his first attempt and joined IIT Kharagpur, in West Bengal, choosing mechanical engineering as his stream.After completing his degree,he secured job in Tata Steels,but soo he left the job for preparing civil service examination attending his true calling from heart.He also had the opportunity to work with Mother Teresa at her Kalighat Ashram for two months.He cleared the civil service examination in 1993 and joined Indian revenue service.He married his 1993 IRS batchmate Sunita in 1995.

His social life bloomed when he founded a movement called Parivartan in 1999 to expose fake ration card scam and assisted the citizens of Delhi in matters related to income tax, electricity and food rations.In order to focus more on Social cause ,he resgined from his job in 2006 and established the Public Cause Research Foundation.

Kejriwal rose to popularity in 2010 when he associated himself with the prominent social activist Anna Haraze in early 2010s while campaigning for the passing of the Jan Lokpal bill.following differences with Anna Hazare regarding whether or not to politicise the popular India Against Corruption movement,He established his own political party called Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and contested in 2013 Delhi assembly election and his party won 28 out of 70 seats. With conditional support from the Indian National Congress,he formed the government and sworn in as chief minister of Delhi.But just in 49 days he resigned citing his failure to table Jan Lokapal.
With Presodent rule prevailing in Delhi,He contested He contested in 16th Lokasabha Election from Varanasi constituency against the BJP prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi and but lost.His party again contested in 2015 Delhi assembly election and sweeped 67 seats out of 70 seats and formed the government.He again took charge as the 7th chief minister of Delhi.

With his unique political views and zeal for public service,Kejriwal stands tall in Indian Politics.

Personal Life

Full Name Arvind Kejriwal
Date of Birth 16 Aug 1968 (Age 51)
Place of Birth Siwani,Bhiwani District,Haryana,India
Party name Aam Aadmi Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Activist,Politician
Father's Name Gobind Ram Kejriwal
Mother's Name Gita Devi
Spouse's Name Sunita Kejriwal
Spouse's Profession IRS officer
No of Sons 1
No of Daughters 1

Contact

Permanent address 87 Block ,B.K.Dutt Colony New Delhi -110001
Present address Bunglow No. 6, Flag Staff Road, Civil Lines, Delhi.
Contact number 9911576726
Email parivartanindia@gmail.com
Website http://aamaadmiparty.org/
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Arvind Kejriwal believes in simplicity and is a vegetarian by choice. Besides being studious, he is a fan of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. He likes to watch comedy movies. He loves to do all his own work. Even at his workplace, he refused to use service of peon and personally cleaned his desk. Kejriwal does not celebrate his or his children's birthdays.

Political Timeline

  • 2015
    He led AAP party to Glorious victory in 2015 Delhi Assembly elections and took oath as Delhi's chief minister on 14 February 2015.
  • 2014
    He contested in 16th Lokasabha Election from Varanasi constituency against the BJP prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi and lost by a margin of around 370,000 votes.
  • 2012
    Arvind Kejriwal launched Aam Aadmi Party. It is an Indian political party, formally launched on 26 November 2012, It came into existence following differences between the activists Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare regarding whether or not to politicise popular India Against Corruption movement that had been demanding a Jan Lokpal Bill since 2011. Hazare preferred that the movement should remain politically unaligned while Kejriwal felt the failure of the agitation route necessitated a direct political involvement.
  • 2013
    The Kejriwal led AAP party made its electoral debut in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, where it emerged as the second-largest party, winning 28 of the 70 seats. With no party obtaining an overall majority, the AAP formed a minority government with conditional support from the Indian National Congress. Arvind Kejriwal sworn as Chief Minister of Delhi on 28 Dec 2013.It had been in power for 49 days till Kejriwal resigned from the post in Feb 2014.

Early Life

  • 2012
    He published a book called Swaraj which discusses his views on corruption and the state of the Indian democracy.
  • 2006
    He resigned from his Job as a Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax departmen and created a corpus fund with the award money and founded the NGO ‘Public Cause Research Foundation.
  • 1999
    Kejriwal founded Parivartan, an NGO aiming to assist the citizens in electricity, income tax and food ration-related matters.
  • 1995
    He married Sunita his 1993-batch IRS officer.
  • 1993
    He cleared the Civil Services examination and joined the Indian Revenue Service.
  • 1989
    Arvind Kejriwal graduated in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1989.
Net Worth1.69 CRORE
ASSETS2.1 CRORE
Liabilities41 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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