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.

14 Nov 2023

Gopal Rai

Delhi pollution: AAP blames 'patakas, parali' for deterioration, BJP reacts 

As Delhi's air quality turned "severe" on Tuesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) engaged in a blame game with Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government over the worsening air pollution levels.

13 Nov 2023


'Proud of Delhi' for bursting crackers on Diwali: BJP's Mishra

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra triggered a controversy after he praised the people of Delhi for burning crackers in the capital despite the ongoing pollution crisis in the city.

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.

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.

25 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

28 Jan 2020

Anurag Thakur

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.

26 Sep 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

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).

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.

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

Arvind Kejriwal

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.

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.

25 May 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Will AAP suffer the same fate as Asom Gana Parishad?

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is on the verge of a split, due to deepening internal differences following its embarrassing defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls.

24 May 2017

Arvind Kejriwal

Satyendra Jain's firm received Rs. 16cr black money- Kapil Mishra

The AAP-Kapil Mishra tussle is far from over. In fresh allegations, Mishra said a company owned by Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain had received Rs. 16cr through hawala transactions.

21 May 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

'Who funded Ashutosh's Russia tour?'- Mishra rakes up number-plate scam

Amid the ongoing Kapil Mishra-AAP tussle, the sacked minister has now sent nine questions to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to divulge the source of funding for the Russia trip of party leaders Ashutosh and Sanjay Singh.

17 May 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP crisis- Kejriwal hosts dinner to unite party MLAs

In an attempt to bring unity amid a severe internal crisis, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal hosted a dinner for party MLAs at his residence on May 14.

10 May 2017


PWD scam: FIR filed against Kejriwal's late brother-in-law

A firm owned by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's late brother in law, Surendra Kumar Bansal, has been implicated by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) for involvement with irregularities in road construction in Delhi.

10 May 2017


Kejriwal should resign if he is guilty: Anna Hazare

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare said he was "pained and hurt" by the allegations against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who was one of his closest aides during the Lokpal movement.

06 Dec 2016


What's up with Delhi today?

In another tragic incident of road rage, a young 25-year old builder was shot dead in an altercation.