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Arvind Kejriwal
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Arvind Kejriwal in 2016
Chief Minister of Delhi
Assumed office
14 February 2015
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal
Najeeb Jung
Deputy Manish Sisodia
Preceded by President's Rule
Constituency New Delhi
In office
28 December 2013 – 14 February 2014
Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung
Preceded by Sheila Dikshit
Succeeded by President's Rule
Personal details
Born 16 August 1968 (1968-08-16) (age 52)
Bhiwani, Haryana, India
Political party Aam Aadmi Party
Spouse(s)
Sunita Kejriwal (m. 1994)
Children Harshita Kejriwal and Pulkit Kejriwal
Residence New Delhi, India
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Profession Activist, Politician
Known for India Against Corruption & Jan Lokpal Bill

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.For the 2019 general elections the Aam Aadmi Party shared seats with the Indian National Congress.

Early life

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

Political career

Started Aam Aadmi Party

In November 2012, Kejriwal launched AAP.

Chief Minister of Delhi (first term)

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

On 14 February 2014 he resigned as Chief Minister.

2014 Loksabha Elections

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

Chief Minister of Delhi (second term)

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

Biographies

by Pran Kurup

Author

(co-author)


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