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.

20 Jan 2023

Delhi

Your statements misleading, derogatory: Delhi L-G writes to Kejriwal

Following Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's remarks in the Delhi Assembly asking who the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) is and where he has come from, L-G VK Saxena wrote to him suggesting he refer to the Constitution to find the answers.

16 Jan 2023

Delhi Government

Delhi: AAP marches against L-G Saxena denouncing interference in governance

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday led a protest march by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) decrying Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena's "interference" in its governance.

12 Jan 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP receives recovery notice of Rs. 164cr over political ads

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has received a notice from the Directorate of Information & Publicity (DIP) of the Delhi government for recovering Rs. 163.62 crore it spent on advertisements, reportedly violating the Supreme Court's 2015 guidelines issued for ruling parties.

11 Jan 2023

Delhi

Delhi government hikes auto, taxi fares; check new rates here

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Wednesday announced a hike in auto and taxi fares across Delhi.

08 Jan 2023

Anjali Singh

Knew victim was getting dragged under: Sultanpuri accident accused

In a major development in Anjali Singh's death case, the Delhi woman who died after getting hit by a car in Sultanpuri and was dragged for 13km, the accused informed the police that they knew that the victim was stuck under the car but continued driving as they were scared.

02 Jan 2023

Delhi

Delhi: Sultanpuri road accident accused sent to 3-day police custody

Delhi's Rohini Court on Monday sent all five persons accused in the death of a 23-year-old woman in the Sultanpuri road accident to three-day police custody.

25 Dec 2022

Satyendar Jain

Satyendar Jain CCTV row: No visitors allowed for 15 days

Jailed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain won't be allowed to meet visitors for the next 15 days and facilities like a chair and table in his cell will also be removed, NDTV reported.

21 Dec 2022

Delhi

Delhi liquor scam: AAP leaders, KCR's daughter named in chargesheet

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed in its chargesheet that the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister, Kalvakuntla Kavitha, was part of the "South group" that paid kickbacks of Rs. 100 crore to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders for reek benefits under the Delhi Excise Policy.

20 Dec 2022

Sukesh Chandrasekhar

Gave AAP Rs. 60 crore, being harassed: Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar

Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar on Tuesday reiterated his allegation that he paid Rs. 60 crore to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

18 Dec 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

After MCD success, AAP prepares for UP municipal elections

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) began rigorous preparations for the Uttar Pradesh municipal, having decided to compete from every ward in the state's upcoming civic polls.

07 Dec 2022

Delhi

2022 MCD elections: Challenges, opportunities ahead for 'the winner' AAP

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the 250-seat Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls on Wednesday defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

07 Dec 2022

Narendra Modi

2022 MCD elections: Kejriwal seeks Centre's support, PM Modi's blessings

Delhi Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday appealed to all political parties to help in making Delhi a clean and corruption-free city.

07 Dec 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

2022 MCD elections: AAP ends BJP's 15-year rule with win

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) overcame early jitters to comfortably clinch the 250-seat Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections on Wednesday.

05 Dec 2022

Gujarat

Exit polls predict BJP in Gujarat, AAP sweeping MCD polls

The fate of 1,621 candidates has been sealed in the voting machines as the Gujarat Assembly elections concluded on Monday.

04 Dec 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

MCD elections: Vote for honest administration, garbage-free Delhi, appeals Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) urged people of Delhi to vote for an "honest, working administration" and a clean city as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls began in the national capital on Sunday morning.

01 Dec 2022

Delhi Liquor Policy

AAP's Vijay Nair received Rs. 100 crore kickbacks: ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) informed a special Delhi court on Wednesday that kickbacks of nearly Rs. 100 crore had been received by Vijay Nair, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) communication officer, "on behalf of AAP leaders."

RWAs to be like mini-corporators: Kejriwal promises before MCD polls

In an attempt to boost the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) campaign for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that if the party wins, the resident welfare associations (RWAs) will be legitimized as mini-corporators.

26 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

New video shows Satyendar Jain meeting superintendent, guests inside jail

A new CCTV video of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi minister Satyendar Jain meeting guests and a now-suspended superintendent of Tihar Jail inside his cell hit the internet on Saturday, triggering fresh controversy.

26 Nov 2022

Delhi

Delhi: Chandni Chowk market fire still burning after a day

About 150 shops have been gutted and five large buildings were damaged in the massive fire at Mahalaxmi Market in Bhagirath Palace in New Delhi's Chandni Chowk.

25 Nov 2022

Manish Sisodia

Delhi liquor policy scam: CBI chargesheet doesn't name Manish Sisodia

The first chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam was released on Friday.

24 Nov 2022

Delhi

MCD polls: BJP promises relief in property tax, factory licenses

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has been holding power in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for the past 15 years is eyeing to retain it in the upcoming polls.

23 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

Satyendar Jain moves court against airing his jail CCTV footage

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain on Wednesday moved a special court against the airing of his CCTV footage from Tihar Jail.

22 Nov 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Satyendar Jain's masseur is rape-accused prisoner, not physiotherapist: Reports

The controversy over the viral video showing jailed Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Satyendar Jain receiving massages in Tihar Jail has taken a new twist.

BJP attacks AAP again, this time with a 'sting' video

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released a sting video of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), accusing it of corruption.

20 Nov 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

BJP wants to stop free power supply in Delhi: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday leveled a serious allegation against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regarding the free electricity scheme currently implemented in Delhi.

19 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

Tihar Jail massage video: BJP files complaint against Kejriwal, Jain

After a purported video of Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) jailed leader Satyendar Jain—showing him getting a massage inside Tihar Jail—went viral on Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Delhi unit filed a police complaint against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Jain.

19 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

AAP's Satyendar Jain gets massages in jail; video goes viral

A video of imprisoned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain receiving a massage inside Tihar Jail has been going viral on social media.

18 Nov 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Amid row with AAP, Delhi L-G locks think-tank chief's office

The tussle between Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday reached a new level after the former locked the office of Jasmine Shah, the vice-chairperson of Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDCD).

16 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections

AAP Surat candidate Kanchan Jariwala, 'kidnapped' by BJP, withdraws nominations

Following the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) claim that the BJP on Tuesday evening kidnapped its poll candidate from Surat (East), Kanchan Jariwala along with his family, he was 'found' at the Returning Officer's (RO) office withdrawing his nomination on Wednesday.

11 Nov 2022

Delhi

MCD Polls: Kejriwal launches AAP's '10 guarantees,' promises garbage-free Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal announced ten guarantees on Friday, including ending corruption in the civic body and clearing three garbage landfill sites, for the 2022 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.

08 Nov 2022

Sukesh Chandrasekhar

Gave funds to AAP for Punjab, Goa elections: Conman Sukesh

Jailed conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar has written yet another letter, his fourth, to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Monday, claiming he had given funds to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the Punjab and Goa Assembly elections.

07 Nov 2022

Sukesh Chandrasekhar

Receiving threats on behalf of Satyendar Jain-Sandeep Goel: Conman Sukesh

In yet another letter to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena, jailed conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar has requested an "urgent" probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

05 Nov 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

BJP offered to release minister if we quit Gujarat: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday made a big revelation regarding the Gujarat assembly elections.

04 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections

Gujarat elections: AAP declares Isudhan Gadhvi as its CM candidate

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has declared Isudhan Gadhvi (40) as its chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Gujarat elections.

04 Nov 2022

Delhi Air Pollution

Primary schools shut in Delhi from tomorrow as pollution worsens

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday held the excessive stubble burning in Punjab responsible for the worsening air quality in the national capital region (NCR) over the last few days.

01 Nov 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

'Ready to beg': Kejriwal says free yoga classes will continue

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Monday said their government's free yoga classes would be discontinued from Tuesday as Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) VK Saxena refused to approve its extension.

01 Nov 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Morbi bridge collapse: Kejriwal demands Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel's resignation

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday demanded the immediate resignation of Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel over the Morbi bridge collapse on Sunday that killed 135 people and injured more than 170 others.

29 Oct 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal launches AAP's 'choose your chief minister' campaign for Gujarat

The National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal announced on Saturday the launch of a crowdsourcing initiative to select the party's chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming Gujarat elections.

28 Oct 2022

Indian Rupee (INR)

Kejriwal formally writes to Modi amid 'Ganesh-Lakshmi on currency' row

Ahead of the Gujarat elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal once again reiterated his demand for the pictures of Hindu deities on the currency notes.

27 Oct 2022

Ghazipur

BJP-ruled MCD gave 3 mountains of garbage to Delhi: Kejriwal

With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections nearing, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrived at the Ghazipur landfill in Uttar Pradesh amid Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers trading slogans against each other.

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