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Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is the National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party and Chief Minister of Union Territory of Delhi. He was also a member of the India Against Corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare against the growing corruption in the country. Kejriwal went forward and formed his own political party after an unsuccessful attempt at bringing the Jan Lokpal Bill through the IAC campaign in 2012. A graduate from IIT Kharagpur, Kejriwal is a mechanical engineer by profession and also worked as a joint commissioner of Income Tax Department. He is also a Magsaysay award winner for his work on the grassroots through his organisation Parivartan. Kejiwal was first elected as the Delhi Chief Minister in 2012 but resigned after 49 days claiming that he was unable to bring the Jan Lokpal Bill he had promised because his party did not enjoy a full majority in the house. His party later won 67 out of 70 seats during the 2015 assembly elections.


Exam centres can become hotspots, cancel Boards: Kejriwal to CBSE

April 14, 2021 3:21 pm

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday to cancel the year-end Board exams for classes X and XII in view of the fourth wave of Covid cases in the national capital.

Delhi’s Covid situation very serious, will request Centre to increase beds at hospitals: Kejriwal

April 12, 2021 7:03 pm

According to the Delhi government's hospital beds dashboard, there are 1,260 beds for Covid patients in Centre-run hospitals, out of which 365 are currently vacant.

Record 10,000-plus cases in Delhi, Kejriwal warns of possible lockdown

April 12, 2021 7:59 am

“I am not in favour of lockdown. I feel that lockdown is not the solution to Corona. [But] It should be imposed by any government when its hospital structure collapses," the Chief Minister said.

Covid-19: Curbs in Delhi, 50% seating in public transport

April 11, 2021 7:46 am

Not more than 50 guests at marriages and 20 at funerals.

As Covid cases surge, Delhi bans religious, political, sports gatherings; metro, buses to operate at 50%

April 11, 2021 12:39 am

The national capital recorded 7,897 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 39 deaths due to the infection on Saturday, taking the number of cumulative cases to 7,14,423 and death toll to 11,235.

Kejriwal only leader with vision, PM should call him to discuss schemes for people: Sisodia

April 10, 2021 5:35 pm

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Sisodia claimed that all political parties were promising to follow the "Kejriwal model" of governance in states where elections are being held.

Delhi: Alarm bells ring at high-level meeting; 8,000+ cases take total count to 7 lakh

April 10, 2021 1:32 am

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 7.79% after authorities conducted 1,09,398 tests — of which 8,521 were positive — in the last 24 hours. On November 11, the city had reported 8,593 cases, the highest till date.

Inauguration of new Chandni Chowk cancelled as Covid-19 cases spike in Delhi

April 09, 2021 9:46 pm

The redeveloped area – a 1.3-km stretch between Red Fort and Fatehpuri Mosque – was scheduled to be inaugurated by the CM at 11 am on April 17.

95k incoming passengers tested in Delhi, positivity rate 1.28%

April 09, 2021 6:57 pm

At high-level meeting, call taken to ‘ramp up medical infrastructure and preparedness to November 2020 levels’.

Delhi schools to remain shut due to rise in Covid-19 cases: Arvind Kejriwal

April 10, 2021 9:54 am

"Due to increasing cases of Covid-19, all schools, government and private, in Delhi are being closed for all classes till further orders," the CM tweeted.


Migrant exodus, protests, Covid lockdown: Best photos by Indian Express photographers in 2020

December 27, 2020 5:45 pm

Best photos from 2020: From the devastating Cyclone Nisarga to Covid pandemic, here we present the most powerful images that dominated the headlines this year.

Delhi's top seven: CM Arvind Kejriwal, cabinet ministers take charge of office

February 19, 2020 6:48 am

The Indian Express tracks the six Delhi ministers and the key areas they will prioritise over the next five years.

Ramlila Maidan preps up for Arvind Kejriwal's third oath ceremony

February 15, 2020 8:57 pm

A multi-level security arrangement is in place ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of chief minister-elect Arvind Kejriwal at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi on Sunday.

AAP workers celebrate as Kejriwal secures majority mandate in Delhi

February 12, 2020 10:19 am

Delhi Election Result 2020: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has taken an early lead, while the BJP seems to be improving its tally in the capital.

Ahead of Delhi election results, MLA aspirants take some time off

February 11, 2020 7:08 am

A lazy morning after sleeping eight hours straight; curling up with a book; watching a movie; playing cricket under the soft glow of the retreating winter sun; or catching up with loved ones — for the city’s MLA aspirants, Sunday was about rediscovering the small joys of life following the high-octane Delhi Assembly poll campaign.

Battle for Delhi: Voting ends, all eyes now on February 11

February 09, 2020 8:35 am

Over 1.47 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that will decide the fate of 672 candidates.

Delhi elections 2020: A look at the assets declared by candidates

February 08, 2020 8:27 am

Ahead of the upcoming February 8 assembly elections, candidates from BJP, Congress and AAP made a declaration of their assets.

Odd-even rule kicks in as pollution level in Delhi remains severe

November 05, 2019 7:18 am

Air quality in Delhi-NCR remained in the “severe” category” for the seventh consecutive day on Monday even as odd-even traffic scheme came into effect in the morning.

Celebrating the harmony and diversity of Delhi's Phool Walon Ki Sair festival

October 17, 2019 8:34 am

The festival is organised by Anjuman Sair-e-Gul Faroshan which was awarded the National Award for Communal Harmony. The festival of flowers will travel to India Gate and Chandni Chowk from Gauri Shankar Temple.

Yamuna water level still above danger mark, evacuation underway

August 01, 2018 9:08 am

The water level in Yamuna river crossed danger mark after Haryana released 3,11,190 cusec of water Hathini Kund Barrage on Saturday. The Delhi government sounded an alert, with authorities evacuating people from adjoining low-lying areas.


Delhi’s Signature bridge opened to public

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

After missing several deadlines, Delhi finally got the Signature Bridge on November 5, 2018. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated it.

L-G versus Aam Aadmi Party: What the Supreme Court said

June 22, 2020 6:24 pm

5 takeaways from the Supreme Court’s verdict on the AAP versus L-G power tussle.