Kapil Mishra: News

Kapil Mishra is a social activist and politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government. Mishra has worked as a social activist independently, as well as, with organizations like Greenpeace and Amnesty International. He was one of the co-founders of the Delhi­-based group, Youth for Justice. Mishra has led various youth agitations and protests on issues such as the Yamuna River bed encroachment, the Jessica Lal murder case, and farmer suicides, among others. He was one of those people who spoke against the Commonwealth Games 2010, held in the National Capital, and the related corruption cases. In his book, ‘It’s Common v/s Wealth’, Mishra alleged that in the name of the sporting event, serious offenses from scams to environmental destruction were being carried out. He also took part in the anti-corruption movement in the early 2010s and joined the Aam Aadmi Party in 2013. Mishra contested and won from Karawal Nagar in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, serving as the Minister for Water Resource Management in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet from 2015 to 2017. In August 2019, Mishra joined the BJP.

27 May 2022


2020 Delhi riots accused receives hero's welcome during 4-hour parole

Out on parole, 2020 Delhi riots accused Shahrukh Pathan, who pointed a gun at a police officer during the riots, was recently greeted as a hero by locals.

12 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.

10 Jun 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Police files chargesheets, gun-toting Shahrukh mentioned

The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed three chargesheets in connection to the riots that broke out in the National Capital in February this year, which left more than 50 dead.

22 Apr 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

In connection to riots that broke out in the National Capital in February, the Delhi Police invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against at least four persons namely Meeran Haider (Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member), Safoora Zargar (media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee), Umar Khalid (former JNU student), and Bhajanpura resident Danish.

11 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.

04 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

Fuming at petitioner Harsh Mander, who wanted FIRs against politicians who indulged in hate speech, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will first take up the matter where he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the top court.

02 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Did politicians' hate-speech spark Delhi riots? SC to hear plea

Hate speech of politicians that may have played a major role in last week's violence in Delhi will be taken up by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said today.

02 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

29 Feb 2020

Anurag Thakur

'Goli maaro...' slogan raised at Rajiv Chowk station, six detained

The spiteful slogan — Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro sa***n ko, has spilled beyond rallies and public meetings. This was proved today when a bunch of men raised the slogan at the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station, in the heart of Delhi.

28 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Tahir Hussain, booked in IB officer's murder-case, suspended by AAP

Tahir Hussain, the councilor of Aam Aadmi Party, was booked in connection to the murder of Intelligence Officer Ankit Sharma, whose body was found from a drain in Northeast Delhi.

27 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Double punishment if AAP leaders found guilty of violence: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that any person found guilty in the Northeast Delhi violence will be punished.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi Police got intel inputs about possible escalation, failed nevertheless

Delhi Police once touted as the most elite force in India, fell from grace this week as it turned a blind eye to the violence that burned the national capital.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi: AAP-leader, accused in IB officer's murder case, defends himself

In the violence that rocked New Delhi this week, a young man, working with Intelligence Bureau (IB), died, and an AAP leader was blamed for the turn of events. The latter has denied the accusations in a video and put the blame on BJP's Kapil Mishra, instead.

26 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

Expressing concern over the recent incidents of violence in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that they cannot allow a repeat of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

Finding faults in your nation is simple, it is patriotism that requires work. You don't pelt stones, because you don't like the government. You don't torch buses, because you don't support a law passed in the Parliament.

25 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.

24 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Will wait till Trump leaves: Kapil Mishra's message to police

Visibly furious at protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Delhi BJP's Kapil Mishra threatened Delhi Police.

11 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi election highlights: Who won and who lost?

As the counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly elections began earlier today, it became evident that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party was set to win.

30 Jan 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

In an explosive statement, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh on Thursday said the city's Shaheen Bagh locality will witness a "surgical strike" on February 11.

28 Jan 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant

Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.

26 Jan 2020


Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

Delhi is set to go to polls on February 8, and electioneering has reached its peak.

25 Jan 2020


For communal tweets, Kapil Mishra banned from campaigning for 48-hours

Known for spewing venom and passing communal remarks, Bharatiya Janata Party's Kapil Mishra was on Saturday banned from campaigning for 48 hours by the Election Commission.

24 Jan 2020


'India v/s Pakistan' tweet: Kapil Mishra replies to election body

BJP's Kapil Mishra, whose communal tweet before Delhi Assembly polls sparked controversy, has told the Returning Officer that his words were taken out of context.

19 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

Delhi: After ticket distribution, BJP workers protest outside party office

Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday staged a protest outside the party's office in New Delhi over the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Assembly elections.

26 Sep 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Why are BJP leaders protesting outside Arvind Kejriwal's house?

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house turned into a fortress on Thursday after police deployed forces to deal with agitating members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

25 Sep 2019

West Bengal

Tiwari to leave if NRC brought to Delhi: Kejriwal

Political heat in New Delhi turned up on Wednesday after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bharatiya Janata Party's Manoj Tiwari indulged in a war of words over National Register of Citizens (NRC).

11 Nov 2018


#MeraPMMeraAbhimaan trends on Twitter, we have few questions

Rebel-AAP leader Kapil Mishra has started a campaign for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ward off negative news about the leader of India.

14 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi-drama: BJP launches counter-protest as former-veteran Yashwant Sinha joins AAP-battle

The political situation in Delhi turned more dramatic even as AAP leaders' sit-in protest at the L-G's office entered the fourth day.

13 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi-BJP leaders protest at Kejriwal's office against non-performance of AAP

BJP leaders and rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra today sat on a dharna at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's office against the "non-performance" of his government, mimicking a protest the AAP members are holding at the Lieutenant-Governor's office.

11 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Rebel AAP leader sues Kejriwal for 25% attendance in assembly

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, who once accused Arvind Kejriwal of taking Rs. 2cr-bribes, has now sued the Delhi CM.

11 Jun 2018

Delhi High Court

Will file petition to seek Modi's attendance in Parliament: AAP-MP

Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh said today that he would file a petition in the Delhi HC seeking details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attendance in Parliament.

04 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

For Kapil Mishra, doors of BJP always open: Vijay Goel

Former Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel said doors of Bharatiya Janata Party will always welcome ousted Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra.

05 Apr 2018

Delhi Police

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra marshaled out of Delhi Assembly

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra was today marshaled out of the Delhi Assembly after he went near the Speaker's chair and tore a copy of the House's business list, demanding the removal of a scheduled discussion regarding "alleged attempt to incite communal disturbance on the pretext of Ramnavami procession".

02 Feb 2018


Delhi: 14-year-old boy allegedly beaten to death in school

Months after the Ryan murder case, a Class 9 student in Delhi's Karawal Nagar was found unconscious in his school toilet after allegedly being beaten by his schoolmates.

21 Sep 2017


Bawana bypoll win: AAP gets a spring in its step

August's Bawana bypoll win seems to have revived AAP.

03 Aug 2017


Delhi witnesses sharp rise in teen pregnancy

A sharp increase in teenage pregnancies in Delhi has become a matter of grave concern. According to government's data, 3.10% of women who delivered babies in 2016 were 19-years-old or below. It was 2.75% last year.

19 Jun 2017

Delhi Police

CBI raids Satyender Jain's premises in alleged money laundering case

The CBI raided the premises of Health Minister Satyender Jain in connection with alleged money laundering.

08 Jun 2017

Delhi Police

Kapil Mishra gets security cover from Delhi Police

Delhi Police has granted security cover to sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra after he reportedly received death threats.

03 Jun 2017

Delhi Police

AAP's Satyendra Jain questioned by CBI over alleged corruption

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain was questioned for the second day on June 3 by the CBI in an alleged corruption case.