Arvind Kejriwal in 2016
|Chief Minister of Delhi|
Assumed office |
14 February 2015
|Preceded by||President's Rule|
28 December 2013 – 14 February 2014
|Lieutenant Governor||Najeeb Jung|
|Preceded by||Sheila Dikshit|
|Succeeded by||President's Rule|
16 August 1968|
Bhiwani, Haryana, India
|Political party||Aam Aadmi Party|
Sunita Kejriwal (m. 1994)
|Children||Harshita Kejriwal and Pulkit Kejriwal|
|Residence||New Delhi, India|
|Alma mater||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur|
|Known for||India Against Corruption & Jan Lokpal Bill|
Arvind Kejriwal (born 16 August 1968) is an Indian politician. He is the current and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi. He is the national convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He started the Aam Aadmi Party in 2012. Kejriwal won the TIME 100 Readers' Poll in 2014.
Early life[change | change source]
Kejriwal was born in Bhiwani, Haryana on 16th August 1968. He was educated at Campus School in Hisar. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, majoring in mechanical engineering.
Political career[change | change source]
Started Aam Aadmi Party[change | change source]
In November 2012, Kejriwal launched AAP.
Chief Minister of Delhi (first term)[change | change source]
AAP contested Delhi legislative assembly elections in 2013. Kejriwal defeated incumbent Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit of the Indian National Congress (INC). Kejriwal was sworn in as the second-youngest chief minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013.
On 14 February 2014 he resigned as Chief Minister.
2014 Loksabha Elections[change | change source]
Chief Minister of Delhi (second term)[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Arvind Kejriwal Biography".
- "ARVIND KEJRIWAL: A People's Leader • The Ramon Magsaysay Transformative Leadership Institute • Honoring greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia". rmaward.asia. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Kejriwal got 563 rank in JEE, says institute". Deccan Herald. 2016-07-10. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Arvind Kejriwal formally launches Aam Aadmi Party". India Today. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Assembly election 2013: Arvind Kejriwal sweeps Sheila Dikshit right out of her constituency". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- Ali, Mohammad (2013-12-28). "CM Kejriwal gets down to work". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Arvind Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM after Jan Lokpal fiasco". The Economic Times. 2014-02-15. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Election Results 2014: Disappointed With Results in Delhi, Admits Arvind Kejriwal". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Partywise Result". eciresults.nic.in. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Kejriwal warns against arrogance, promises corruption-free Delhi". https://www.hindustantimes.com/. 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2018-07-26. External link in
Biographies[change | change source]
- Arvind Kejriwal & the Aam Aadmi Party: An Inside Look. Bloomsbury India. 2016. ISBN 978-93-85936-98-2. by Pran Kurup