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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.


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.

If I had to, I’d redo what I did on Feb 23: Kapil Mishra

February 23, 2021 7:28 am

“I have no regrets, besides the fact that we could not save Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma and constable Ratan Lal,” said BJP leader Kapil Mishra.

Will do it again if roads are blocked: Kapil Mishra on his controversial speech linked to Delhi riots

February 22, 2021 10:46 pm

On February 23, 2020, Mishra in his controversial speech had given an ultimatum threatening to remove those protesting on road against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi’s Jaffrabad.

Delhi police tells court: ‘Kalita trying to show Kapil Mishra behind riots’

December 15, 2020 1:11 am

Citing a media report, Kalita’s counsel Adit Pujari had argued that the riots were not started by the anti-CAA protesters, but rather by pro-CAA protesters led by Mishra.

Kapil Mishra, Tajinder Bagga detained during protest in support of Arnab Goswami

November 09, 2020 7:15 am

According to the police, Mishra and Bagga held a dharna near the Mahatma Gandhi memorial along with a few party members around 9 am on Sunday.

Court closes defamation case: Mishra apologises to Jain for bribery claim

October 30, 2020 9:08 am

Allegations politically motivated, wrong: Kapil Mishra to court

Riot chargesheet details Kapil Mishra questioning: ‘Didn’t give speech, told police about plan for dharna’

September 22, 2020 11:14 am

The chargesheet details the questions Mishra was asked about his visit and about the YouTube video of his address.


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.