Arvind Kejriwal is the leader and the Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015. Before that, he was the Chief Minister of Delhi fro a brief period, i.e. from December, 2013 to February 2014. His Aam Aadmi Party won 67 seats out of 70 assembly seats by defeating Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party.
Arvind Kejriwal studied at the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) and worked as the social activist, and government bureaucrat. He married to Sunita in 1995 and have two children. He was born in Siwani, Haryana, India on August 16, 1968 and moved on to Delhi for further career growth.
During his professional career at the Income Tax Department, he founded ‘Parivartan’ NGO in 1999. With the help of this movement, he exposed a fake ration card scam and helped the people of Delhi in the matters of food rations, income tax, and electricity.
Before the final result of Delhi Assembly Elections 2013, nobody had imagined that Aam Aadmi Party could win 27 seats out of 70 seats. However, the party stormed the election results in 2015 by winning 67 seats out of 70 assembly seats. It was a major setback for Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party.
For his social work, career in income tax, and as politician, he won many awards, such as Ashoka Fello (2004), Satyendra K Dubey Memorial Award (2005), Ramon Magsaysay Award (2006), CNN-IBN Indian of the Year (2006), Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Kharagpur (2009), NDTV Indian of the Year (2011), Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy Magazine (2013), Time 100 Most Influential People in the World (2014), and many more.
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Article last re-published on December 24, 2016.