Arvind Kejriwal

Indian politician

Arvind Kejriwal (born 16 August 1968) is an Indian politician. He is the current and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi. He is the national convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He started the Aam Aadmi Party in 2012. Kejriwal won the TIME 100 Readers' Poll in 2014.[1]For the 2019 general elections the Aam Aadmi Party shared seats with the Indian National Congress.

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal June 15, 2015 crop.jpg
Arvind Kejriwal in 2016
Chief Minister of Delhi
Assumed office
14 February 2015
Lieutenant GovernorAnil Baijal
Najeeb Jung
DeputyManish Sisodia
Preceded byPresident's Rule
ConstituencyNew Delhi
In office
28 December 2013 – 14 February 2014
Lieutenant GovernorNajeeb Jung
Preceded bySheila Dikshit
Succeeded byPresident's Rule
Personal details
Born (1968-08-16) 16 August 1968 (age 54)
Bhiwani, Haryana, India
Political partyAam Aadmi Party
Sunita Kejriwal (m. 1994)
ChildrenHarshita Kejriwal and Pulkit Kejriwal
ResidenceNew Delhi, India
Alma materIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
ProfessionActivist, Politician
Known forIndia Against Corruption & Jan Lokpal Bill
WebsiteOfficial website

Early lifeEdit

Kejriwal was born in Bhiwani, Haryana on 16th August 1968. He was educated at Campus School in Hisar.[2] He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, majoring in mechanical engineering.[3]

Political careerEdit

Aam Aadmi PartyEdit

In November 2012, Kejriwal launched AAP.[4]

Chief Minister of Delhi (first term)Edit

AAP contested Delhi legislative assembly elections in 2013. Kejriwal defeated incumbent Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit of the Indian National Congress (INC).[5] Kejriwal was sworn in as the second-youngest chief minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013.[6]

On 14 February 2014 he resigned as Chief Minister.[7]

2014 Loksabha ElectionsEdit

Kejriwal contested in 2014 Indian general elections. He lost against the BJP prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi.[8]

Chief Minister of Delhi (second term)Edit

Aam Aadmi Party won 67 of the 70 constituencies in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections.[9] Arvind Kejriwal took oath on 14 February 2015 as Delhi's chief minister for a second time.[10]


  1. "Indian Politician Arvind Kejriwal Wins TIME 100 Readers' Poll". Time.
  2. "ARVIND KEJRIWAL: A People's Leader • The Ramon Magsaysay Transformative Leadership Institute • Honoring greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia". Archived from the original on 2018-05-06. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  3. "Kejriwal got 563 rank in JEE, says institute". Deccan Herald. 2016-07-10. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  4. "Arvind Kejriwal formally launches Aam Aadmi Party". India Today. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  5. "Assembly election 2013: Arvind Kejriwal sweeps Sheila Dikshit right out of her constituency". Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  6. Ali, Mohammad (2013-12-28). "CM Kejriwal gets down to work". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  7. "Arvind Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM after Jan Lokpal fiasco". The Economic Times. 2014-02-15. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  8. "Election Results 2014: Disappointed With Results in Delhi, Admits Arvind Kejriwal". Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  9. "Partywise Result". Archived from the original on 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  10. "Kejriwal warns against arrogance, promises corruption-free Delhi". Hindustan Times. 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2018-07-26.



Other websitesEdit

  1. "When a 'Gabbar Singh' in Kharagpur came to head AAP (Book Review)". Business Standard. Retrieved 5 September 2016.