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Kapil Mishra

Kapil Mishra is Delhi's former minister for Tourism and Water Resources. He was removed from Kejriwal's cabinet after AAP's failure in MCD elections. He is known for his enviable credentials in the circles of activism. He has worked with renowned international organisations like Greenpeace and Amnesty International on developmental policy issues. When 2010 Commonwealth Games scam was unearthed, he campaigned extensively against people involved in it. In fact, he wrote a book titled “It’s Common v/s Wealth” emphasising the social and environmental impact of Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He co-founded a youth action group named “Youth for Justice” and raised issues of social importance, from Jessica Lal murder trial to farmers suicides to the encroachment on Yamuna River. In 2015 assembly elections, he got elected from Karawal Nagar constituency and then was appointed as Minister for Water and Tourism. In his stint at the Delhi Assembly, keeping with activist roots, he raised issues of prime importance.


Undergo lie detector test or apologise, Kapil Mishra tells Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia

October 18, 2022 6:26 pm

After being questioned by the CBI in connection with the probe into the Delhi excise policy, Manish Sisodia had alleged that he was asked, on the side, to quit the AAP.

Chorus at march by Hindu outfits in Delhi: India will run as per Constitution, not sharia

July 09, 2022 6:56 pm

BJP leader Kapil Mishra said the march is meant to be a message that the country will run according to the Constitution “and not the sharia”.

'Sankalp March' in Delhi against 'attacks on Hindus'

July 09, 2022 1:53 pm

The march began from the Mandi House area and will culminate at Jantar Mantar.

Kapil Mishra on the move, amidst MP fire, BJP keeps him at hand but at arm’s distance

April 12, 2022 10:15 pm

In his speech in Bhikangaon, Kapil Mishra referred to Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani, who was killed in Kashmir in 2016, saying, “Jiss ghar se Burhan niklega, uss ghar mein ghus kar maarenge (We will enter the homes where Burhans are born, and beat them up).”

Northeast Delhi riots: Delhi HC to hear pleas seeking probe into hate speeches next week

February 04, 2022 7:12 pm

On orders of the court, police have however filed reports apprising it about the status of investigation and trial in FIRs registered to probe the incidents of violence.

Kapil Mishra hadn’t surfaced when violence was planned: Prosecutor in Umar bail hearing

February 01, 2022 8:24 am

Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Amit Prasad made his arguments before Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Amitabh Rawat and dismissed the complicity of Mishra in the riots.

BJP, VHP leaders at puja on namaz site, speeches invoke Shaheen Bagh, Pakistan

November 06, 2021 9:22 am

Organised by the Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti, it was attended by BJP’s Kapil Mishra, Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s international joint general secretary Surendra Jain, and Haryana BJP spokesperson Suraj Pal Amu.

At puja on Gurgaon namaz site, BJP's Kapil Mishra invokes Shaheen Bagh, azadi

November 05, 2021 9:56 pm

Late last month, a group of 26 protesters -- several of whom were from right-wing groups -- were arrested for attempting to disrupt the namaz before being released on bail the same day. Many of them were present at Friday’s event.

Invited to puja at Gurgaon namaz site: Kapil Mishra, Yati Narsinghanand

November 05, 2021 11:45 am

The Samiti, which comprises 22 outfits, has invited Dasna Devi head priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, who said he won’t be able to make it.

Officer in Kapil Mishra video, others seek medals for riot duties in Delhi

July 03, 2021 8:24 am

Surya has sought the award saying he had saved the lives of hundreds of people as well as properties and performed "extraordinary" work during the riots.


Water supply to be restored partially: Kapil Mishra

February 22, 2016 7:09 am

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): With the Army taking control of Munak Canal in Haryana, Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Monday expressed hope that water supply could be partially restored by late evening in the national capital. He also informed that the Delhi Jal Board team is on its way to the Munak Canal, which was earlier seized by Jat community members, demanding reservation in government jobs.

MCD workers protest outside Kapil Mishra's residence

February 09, 2016 8:48 am

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) workers staged a protest outside Delhi Jal Board Chairman Kapil Mishra’s residence on Tuesday. They raised slogans against Mishra over non-payment of dues. The protestors also threw garbage outside Mishra’s residence. The agitators raised slogans against Kapil Mishra and also carried placards with messages denouncing the minister.

Water supply in Delhi to be normal by evening: Kapil Mishra

January 21, 2016 7:09 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Commenting on the issue of water supply affected with ammonia, Delhi Jal Board Chairman Kapil Mishra on Thursday said that the situation will relapse to normality by evening. Mishra praised the Jal Board workers, adding that the production was restored and necessary steps were taken by the team to curb the problem. He further said that samples were taken after every half-an-hour to assure that water with ammonia doesn’t reach the people of Delhi.