Arvind Kejriwal: News

Arvind Kejriwal is an ex-bureaucrat, social activist-turned-politician, and founding leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He is the Chief Minister of the NCT of Delhi as of 2021. Kejriwal did his BTech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and later joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as Assistant Commissioner in the Income Tax Department in 1995. Kejriwal shifted towards social activism in the late 1990s, making heavy utilization of RTIs for activism against corruption in governments, Income Tax Department, MCD, and Public Distribution System (PDS), among others. He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006 for his social work. He rose to national prominence through the 2010-12 Jan Lokpal Bill movement led by Anna Hazare. He launched the group India Against Corruption (IAC) with other leaders in 2011 and the AAP political party in 2012. Kejriwal contested the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections and formed a government with some Congress legislators' support, becoming Delhi's Chief Minister for the first time. He resigned in 2014 just after 49 days, alleging disruption by the Congress and BJP in running the government. However, Kejriwal led AAP to massive victories in the 2015 and 2020 Assembly elections, becoming a three-time CM of Delhi.

22 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Man arrested for graffiti at Delhi Metro station, threatening Kejriwal

A 32-year-old man has been arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly scribbling threat messages against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the walls of the Delhi Metro station.

22 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress takes a dig at Shah's retirement advice to Patnaik

The Congress on Wednesday reacted to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement advising Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (77) to retire due to his "advanced age and health issues."

22 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Kejriwal, Rahul won't vote for their respective parties: Raghav Chadha 

In his first poll meeting for the Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be voting for the Congress and Rahul Gandhi will be voting for the AAP when the national capital goes to polls.

21 May 2024

Mumbai

Kejriwal's aide Bibhav taken to Mumbai for iPhone data retrieval

The Delhi Police's five-member special investigation team (SIT) is taking Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide, Bibhav Kumar, to Mumbai to retrieve data from his formatted iPhone.

21 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Patra's 'slip of tongue' on Lord Jagannath, Modi sparks row 

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sambit Patra has triggered a political controversy after a slip of the tongue in a remark about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lord Jagannath, went viral.

ED moves court against Kejriwal, seeks extension of judicial custody 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday approached the Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi, seeking to extend the judicial custody of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

20 May 2024

Atishi

Graffiti 'threatening' Kejriwal appear inside metro trains, AAP blames BJP 

The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday alleged that graffiti threatening Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were scribbled inside the metro trains in Delhi.

19 May 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

BJP has made 3 plans to destroy AAP, says Kejriwal 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made three plans to destroy the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

19 May 2024

Delhi

'If only..': Maliwal remembers Sisodia amid protest supporting assault accused 

Ahead of the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) protest outside the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) headquarters, Swati Maliwal said things would have been different if Manish Sisodia was not in prison.

19 May 2024

Atishi

'Won't allow AAP to protest outside BJP headquarters': Delhi Police 

The Delhi Police has said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did not seek permission to hold a protest outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters on Sunday.

19 May 2024

Atishi

Maliwal assault case: Kejriwal's aide sent to 5-day police custody

Bibhav Kumar, a close aide to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, was sentenced to five days in police custody by Tis Hazari Court following his arrest on Saturday.

18 May 2024

Delhi

'Coming to BJP office tomorrow': Kejriwal after aide's arrest 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a "jail bharo" program following the arrest of his aide, Bibhav Kumar.

18 May 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar arrested in Swati Maliwal assault case

The Delhi Police arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide, Bibhav Kumar, on Saturday following allegations by Swati Maliwal that he assaulted her at the chief minister's residence on May 13.

18 May 2024

Delhi Police

Maliwal has injuries on left leg, right cheek: Medical report 

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Swati Maliwal suffered injuries to her left leg dorsal and right cheek, her medical report revealed on Saturday.

18 May 2024

Swati Maliwal

Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar files counter-complaint against Swati Maliwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide, Bibhav Kumar, has lodged a counter-complaint against Swati Maliwal, accusing her of "trying to falsely implicate" him in an effort to "create undue pressure."

17 May 2024

Manish Sisodia

ED files chargesheet against Kejriwal, AAP named as accused

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday filed a chargesheet against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the excise policy-linked money laundering case.

17 May 2024

Swati Maliwal

Swati Maliwal assault row: Delhi Police arrive at Kejriwal's house 

The Delhi Police, along with a team of forensic analysts, arrived at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday, following allegations by Swati Maliwal that she was assaulted there.

17 May 2024

Hemant Soren

SC asks ED to respond to Soren's bail plea

The Supreme Court has directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to respond within two days to an interim bail plea by former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

17 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Like Vladimir Putin...': Kejriwal's 'India under dictatorship' jibe in Punjab

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, during a campaign rally on Friday, said that India is currently under a "dictatorship."

17 May 2024

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Swati Maliwal assault row: BJP ramps up attack on Kejriwal 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has intensified its attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following an assault complaint lodged by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Swati Maliwal.

17 May 2024

Swati Maliwal

Video of Swati Maliwal's argument with Kejriwal's staff goes viral

A video from May 13, purportedly revealing a heated argument between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Swati Maliwal and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's staff, has surfaced.

17 May 2024

Swati Maliwal

Maliwal assault case: Kejriwal's aide fails to appear before NCW 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar did not appear before the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday in connection with alleged assault on Aam Aadmi Party MP Swati Maliwal.

17 May 2024

Delhi

Swati Maliwal assault: Delhi Police likely to visit Kejriwal's house 

The Delhi Police may visit the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday in connection with the alleged assault of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Swati Maliwal.

17 May 2024

Delhi Police

Maliwal's FIR: 'Bibhav Kumar slapped, kicked, hit me on stomach' 

The Delhi Police on Thursday registered an FIR against Bibhav Kumar, the personal assistant of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, for allegedly assaulting Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal.

17 May 2024

Swati Maliwal

Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar booked for allegedly assaulting Swati Maliwal 

The Delhi Police on Thursday registered an FIR against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide, Bibhav Kumar, for allegedly assaulting Aam Aadmi Party MP Swati Maliwal.

16 May 2024

Amit Shah

SC junks ED's plea seeking action against Kejriwal over speech 

The Supreme Court has dismissed the Enforcement Directorate's plea seeking action against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over a campaign speech.

16 May 2024

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Maliwal assault row: 'I always stand with women', says Priyanka

Reacting to the reports of alleged assault on Aam Aadmi Party MP Swati Maliwal, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said that she will always stand with women if any atrocity is committed.

16 May 2024

Swati Maliwal

Maliwal assault case: NCW summons Kejriwal's ex-secretary Bibhav Kumar 

The National Commission for Women on Thursday issued a summons to Bibhav Kumar, former personal secretary of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

16 May 2024

Swati Maliwal

Kejriwal, Akhilesh evade questions on Swati Maliwal assault case

During the joint press conference of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the two leaders sidestepped questions on the assault of Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal.

16 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Modi will resign in 2025, Shah will take over': Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday once again asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make Home Minister Amit Shah his successor.

16 May 2024

Sanjay Singh

Bibhav Kumar, accused of assaulting Swati Maliwal, seen with Kejriwal 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was seen at Lucknow airport on Wednesday with his aide, Bibhav Kumar, who is accused of assaulting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Swati Maliwal.

15 May 2024

Sanjay Singh

Swati Maliwal's ex-husband demands FIR against Arvind Kejriwal

The former husband of Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, Naveen Jaihind, on Wednesday, called for an FIR to be lodged against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

15 May 2024

Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia's judicial custody extended till May 30

The Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi's former Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, until May 30.

14 May 2024

Gopal Rai

AAP launches new 'washing machine' campaign to attack BJP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday launched a new campaign—"washing machine ka kaala jaadu," to "expose the Bharatiya Janata Party's anti-corruption poll plank."

14 May 2024

Swati Maliwal

AAP admits Kejriwal's aide 'misbehaved' with Maliwal at CM's house

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide, Bibhav Kumar misbehaved with Aam Aadmi Party MP Swati Maliwal at the CM's residence on Monday, party leader Sanjay Singh said on Tuesday.

14 May 2024

Manish Sisodia

ED to make AAP accused in Delhi excise policy case 

The Enforcement Directorate has told the Delhi High Court that it will make Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party an accused in the excise policy scam case.

13 May 2024

Hemant Soren

SC seeks ED's response on Soren's plea against arrest 

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Enforcement Directorate's reply by May 17 on the plea of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren against his arrest in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

13 May 2024

Swati Maliwal

Police receive 2 calls alleging Maliwal assaulted at Kejriwal's residence 

The Delhi Police, on Monday, received two distress calls from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence alleging that the Aam Aadmi Party's Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal had been assaulted there.

12 May 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal announces '10 guarantees' for Lok Sabha Elections 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced 10 "Kejriwal ki Guarantee" for the Lok Sabha elections.

12 May 2024

Amanatullah Khan

Key MLA missing in Arvind Kejriwal's meeting, who is he

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on Sunday, which was his first since his release from Jail Jail.

12 May 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal to hold 1st meeting with MLAs post-jail release today

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on Sunday, marking his first official engagement since his release from Tihar Jail.

11 May 2024

Delhi

No party harassed to this extent in 75 years: Kejriwal

Standing in front of posters depicting him behind bars, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal delivered his first campaign speech on Saturday.

Arvind Kejriwal's packed schedule on first day after getting bail 

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, is back on the campaign trail following his release from Tihar Jail on interim bail on Friday.

10 May 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

What Supreme Court said while granting Arvind Kejriwal bail 

The Supreme Court on Friday granted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal bail till June 1 to campaign for the Delhi Lok Sabha elections, which will take place on May 25.

SC grants Arvind Kejriwal interim bail till June 1

The Supreme Court granted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal interim bail till June 1—nearly two months after his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the excise policy case.

In affidavit to SC, ED opposes interim bail to Kejriwal

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has contested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's interim bail plea, stating that "campaigning is not a fundamental, constitutional, or legal right."

ED to file first chargesheet against 'kingpin' Arvind Kejriwal tomorrow 

The Enforcement Directorate is likely to submit its first chargesheet against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday, reports said.

08 May 2024

Lieutenant Governor

SC 'may' deliver order on Kejriwal's bail on May 10

The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced that an order on the interim bail plea of Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, may come on Friday

08 May 2024

Delhi

PIL to restrain media from reporting against Kejriwal rejected

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to restrict media outlets from broadcasting sensational headlines about the potential resignation of Delhi's Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal.

'Can't perform official duties if bail granted': SC to Kejriwal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said if Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is granted interim bail he will not be allowed to perform official duties.

'Kejriwal stayed in 7-star hotel on accused's expense': ED 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stayed in a seven-star hotel in Goa during the 2022 state assembly elections.

07 May 2024

Sanjay Singh

SC hears Kejriwal's plea for bail to campaign for polls

The Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea seeking interim bail.

06 May 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi L-G VK Saxena recommends NIA probe against Arvind Kejriwal 

Delhi's Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Monday demanded a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly accepting political funding from banned pro-Khalistan terror outfit, "Sikhs for Justice."

03 May 2024

Manish Sisodia

'Due to polls…': SC says will hear Kejriwal's bail plea 

The Supreme Court will look into the possibility of granting interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, amid the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

223 DCW employees, appointed by AAP's Swati Maliwal, removed 

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has approved the dismissal of 223 contractual employees at the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

01 May 2024

Kanhaiya Kumar

'United in fight against dictatorship': Kanhaiya Kumar meets Sunita Kejriwal

Congress candidate from North East Delhi, Kanhaiya Kumar, met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife, Sunita Kejriwal, on Wednesday.

01 May 2024

Congress Party

2 Delhi Congress leaders resign over party's alliance with AAP 

Former MLAs Neeraj Basoya and Naseeb Singh have resigned from the Congress, expressing their opposition to the party's alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

30 Apr 2024

Raghav Chadha

'Chadha in UK for surgery, could've lost eyesight': Delhi minister

Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha is currently in the United Kingdom, receiving medical treatment for a serious eye condition, Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said on Tuesday.

30 Apr 2024

Arvinder Singh Lovely

Devendra Yadav appointed president of Delhi Congress after Lovely's exit 

Devendra Yadav, the current Punjab Congress in-charge and former MLA, was on Tuesday appointed as the interim head of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee.

After strong remarks on Kejriwal, SC hearing again today

The Supreme Court will continue hearing on Tuesday Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea against his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate.