Arvind Kejriwal

A graduate of IIT Kharagpur, Arvind Kejriwal took to politics in 2012 launching the Aam Admi Party. His party won the Delhi Legislative elections in 2013, but he resigned from his post after 49 days due to being unable to pass anti corruption bill which he had proposed to pass. He is the current CM of Delhi after AAP won the 2015 assembly elections.

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal isolates after wife tests COVID-positive

20 Apr 2021

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal isolates after wife tests COVID-positive

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal isolated himself after his wife, Sunita, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Delhi government failed to shield people from COVID-19 spurt: BJP

20 Apr 2021

Delhi government failed to shield people from COVID-19 spurt: BJP

The BJP's Delhi unit on Monday accused the Arvind Kejriwal government of failing to protect the people from surging COVID-19 cases in the city and demanded it to come out with a white paper on preparations made to tackle the deadly virus.

As Delhi's lockdown begins, thousands of migrant workers head home

20 Apr 2021

As Delhi's lockdown begins, thousands of migrant workers head home

In what reminds of the grim scenes from 2020, thousands of migrant workers rushed to bus terminals and railway stations of Delhi to undertake journeys toward their homes, merely hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a week-long lockdown.

Week-long lockdown in Delhi; 'health system could collapse,' says Kejriwal

19 Apr 2021

Week-long lockdown in Delhi; 'health system could collapse,' says Kejriwal

The Delhi government on Monday announced a week-long lockdown in light of the worsening COVID-19 situation in the national capital. The lockdown will come into effect from 10 pm on Monday.

As COVID-19 cases rise, Delhi likely to extend weekend curfew

18 Apr 2021

As COVID-19 cases rise, Delhi likely to extend weekend curfew

The Delhi government is reportedly considering an extension of the weekend curfew in the national capital.

Kejriwal seeks Modi's help for hospital beds, oxygen in Delhi

18 Apr 2021

Kejriwal seeks Modi's help for hospital beds, oxygen in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help with the enhanced supply of oxygen and beds for COVID-19 patients in the national capital.

24,000 COVID-19 cases in Delhi, short on oxygen, beds: Kejriwal

17 Apr 2021

24,000 COVID-19 cases in Delhi, short on oxygen, beds: Kejriwal

Delhi recorded as many as 24,000 fresh coronavirus cases in the past 24-hour period, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

Weekend curfew in Delhi; malls, restaurants shut, says Kejriwal

15 Apr 2021

Weekend curfew in Delhi; malls, restaurants shut, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced a weekend curfew in the national capital.

Actively donate plasma, Kejriwal appeals to those cured of COVID-19

13 Apr 2021

Actively donate plasma, Kejriwal appeals to those cured of COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that very little plasma is available in stock for treating COVID-19 patients, and appealed to those who have recovered from the virus to actively donate it.

Delhi records 13,500 coronavirus cases, Kejriwal wants board exams canceled

13 Apr 2021

Delhi records 13,500 coronavirus cases, Kejriwal wants board exams canceled

Delhi recorded 13,500 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.

Delhi's fourth COVID-19 wave 'more dangerous', says Arvind Kejriwal

11 Apr 2021

Delhi's fourth COVID-19 wave 'more dangerous', says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the current and fourth wave of COVID-19 in the national capital is more dangerous than before.

Amid COVID-19 spike, Delhi schools, colleges shut until further notice

09 Apr 2021

Amid COVID-19 spike, Delhi schools, colleges shut until further notice

Schools in Delhi will remain shut until further notice, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

Delhi COVID-19 vaccination centers to function 24 hours from tomorrow

05 Apr 2021

Delhi COVID-19 vaccination centers to function 24 hours from tomorrow

As Delhi is witnessing a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, the Health Ministry on Monday said that the vaccination centers in the national capital will be operational throughout the day starting Tuesday.

Delhi government built no new hospitals/flyovers during 2015-2019: RTI

05 Apr 2021

Delhi government built no new hospitals/flyovers during 2015-2019: RTI

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi neither commissioned any new hospital nor did it build any new flyover between 2015 and 2019, RTI (Right To Information) queries filed by a resident of the city revealed.

No need for second lockdown in Delhi, says Kejriwal

02 Apr 2021

No need for second lockdown in Delhi, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the COVID-19 situation in the national capital is not as serious and does not warrant a lockdown.

Delhi policy decisions may face delays: Here's why

31 Mar 2021

Delhi policy decisions may face delays: Here's why

The amended Government of National Capital Territory (GNCT) of Delhi Act may cause delays in policy decisions as the new law mandates the approval of the Lieutenant Governor (L-G).

President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G

29 Mar 2021

President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday passed a controversial law giving more powers to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, a representative of the Centre, over the city's elected government.

Rajya Sabha clears Delhi Bill amid uproar; Opposition stages walkout

24 Mar 2021

Rajya Sabha clears Delhi Bill amid uproar; Opposition stages walkout

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday cleared a controversial proposed law to give more powers to Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (L-G), a representative of the Centre.

Lok Sabha approves Bill giving Centre more power over Delhi

22 Mar 2021

Lok Sabha approves Bill giving Centre more power over Delhi

In a blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, the Lok Sabha on Monday approved a proposed law to give the central government more power over the national capital.

Delhi: Protesting parents demand schools be reopened for primary classes

20 Mar 2021

Delhi: Protesting parents demand schools be reopened for primary classes

A group of parents protested near Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Saturday, demanding that students of classes 1 to 8 be allowed back into schools.

1.25 lakh people will be vaccinated in Delhi daily: Kejriwal

18 Mar 2021

1.25 lakh people will be vaccinated in Delhi daily: Kejriwal

Asserting that the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital was not a cause for worry, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that the number of people vaccinated in Delhi each day will be raised from around 40,000 to 1.25 lakh.

Can vaccinate everyone in Delhi in 3 months: CM Kejriwal

18 Mar 2021

Can vaccinate everyone in Delhi in 3 months: CM Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday appealed to the central government to allow coronavirus vaccination for all citizens aged above 18.

Delhi: Formation of separate board for 2,700 schools approved

06 Mar 2021

Delhi: Formation of separate board for 2,700 schools approved

The Delhi Government on Saturday approved the formation of a separate school board for nearly 2,700 schools in the city.

Just fill answer sheets with anything: Delhi's DoE to students

19 Feb 2021

Just fill answer sheets with anything: Delhi's DoE to students

Delhi's Director of Education Udit Rai stoked controversy on Thursday after a video surfaced on social media in which he is purportedly asking students at a school to fill answer sheets with anything during exams but not leave them blank.

Nursery admissions in Delhi to begin from February 18

10 Feb 2021

Nursery admissions in Delhi to begin from February 18

The process for nursery admissions in over 1700 schools in Delhi will begin from February 18, the Directorate of Education (DoE) announced on Wednesday, bringing respite to anxious parents who have been waiting for the notification for over two months.

Delhi: No fresh COVID-19 death recorded after nine months

10 Feb 2021

Delhi: No fresh COVID-19 death recorded after nine months

No fresh COVID-19 death was recorded in the national capital on Tuesday after a gap of about nine months, while 100 fresh cases were registered with the Arvind Kejriwal Government asserting that "Delhi's collective will is gradually winning over the infection."

Arvind Kejriwal's daughter duped of Rs. 34,000 on OLX

09 Feb 2021

Arvind Kejriwal's daughter duped of Rs. 34,000 on OLX

Harshita Kejriwal, the only daughter of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, lost Rs. 34,000 in an online scam after she listed a sofa for sale on a website.

All government cars to be electric in 6 months: Kejriwal

05 Feb 2021

All government cars to be electric in 6 months: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that all cars hired by his government will be electric in the next six months.

Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Switch Delhi' campaign to promote electric vehicles

04 Feb 2021

Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Switch Delhi' campaign to promote electric vehicles

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday, launched the "Switch Delhi" campaign to promote electric vehicles and appealed to people to buy such vehicles to combat pollution in the city.

We are with you: Arvind Kejriwal tells Rakesh Tikait

29 Jan 2021

We are with you: Arvind Kejriwal tells Rakesh Tikait

Three days after the violence at the farmers' tractor rally jolted Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), wrote a tweet in support of the agitation and also sent his ministers to assess the situation at different borders of the national capital.

Delhi BJP demands Rs. 13,000 crore 'dues' from Kejriwal Government

20 Jan 2021

Delhi BJP demands Rs. 13,000 crore 'dues' from Kejriwal Government

Delhi BJP leaders and workers demanded Rs. 13,000 crore dues from the Kejriwal Government for the party-ruled municipal corporations, displaying banners and posters at flyovers and foot overbridges in a protest across the city on Wednesday.

UP: AAP leader Somnath Bharti arrested, ink thrown at him

12 Jan 2021

UP: AAP leader Somnath Bharti arrested, ink thrown at him

Somnath Bharti, the Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Malviya Nagar, Delhi, was arrested in Uttar Pradesh on Monday for allegedly making defamatory remarks on the condition of state's hospitals and against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Ink was also thrown at him in Raebareli.

Delhi Airport: Chaos over revised COVID-19 rules for UK returnees

09 Jan 2021

Delhi Airport: Chaos over revised COVID-19 rules for UK returnees

As India-UK flights resumed on Friday, chaos ensued at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after last-minute revisions to COVID-19 testing and isolation rules were made for passengers arriving from the UK.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

In view of the more infectious strain of coronavirus that sparked lockdown's return in London, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that those returning from the United Kingdom and testing negative must stay in institutional quarantine for seven days in Delhi.

Extend ban on UK flights till January-31: Kejriwal urges Centre

07 Jan 2021

Extend ban on UK flights till January-31: Kejriwal urges Centre

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged the Centre to extend the ban on flights between India and the UK till January 31 in view of the extremely serious COVID-19 situation in the UK.

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of Hanuman temple

04 Jan 2021

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of Hanuman temple

The Delhi units of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday sparred over the demolition of a Hanuman temple as part of the ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

PM Modi inaugurates India's first driverless train for Delhi Metro

28 Dec 2020

PM Modi inaugurates India's first driverless train for Delhi Metro

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off India's first driverless train that will be functional on the 37-km-long Magenta Line of the expansive Delhi Metro network. It will ply between Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden.

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

26 Dec 2020

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

Delhi: 51 lakh to get COVID-19 vaccine in first phase

24 Dec 2020

Delhi: 51 lakh to get COVID-19 vaccine in first phase

Around 51 lakh people in Delhi will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the first phase, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.

Third wave of COVID-19 in Delhi under control: Arvind Kejriwal

19 Dec 2020

Third wave of COVID-19 in Delhi under control: Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Delhi seems to be under control now, as the city reported 1,133 fresh cases at a positivity rate of less than 1.5 percent.