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HashtagPolitics: Arvind Kejriwal turns 54; PM Modi, leaders extend wishes

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan were among the leaders who extended their wishes to Arvind Kejriwal.

Arvind Kejriwal during the town hall meeting with businessmen, in Rajkot. (Express photo/File)

Several political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, greeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday and wished for his healthy life. The Aam Aadmi Party chief turned 54 on Tuesday.

“Birthday greetings to Delhi Chief Minister Shri @ArvindKejriwal Ji. I pray for his long life and good health,” PM Modi tweeted. The AAP supremo thanked PM Modi for his wishes.

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Delhi Lieutenant Governor also wished the AAP chief.

Several AAP leaders, including Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, wished Kejriwal and said he transformed politics in India.

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“The man who transformed politics in India and empowered common man to lead the change – I wish him a very happy birthday. May god bless him with a long life to serve the country. @ArvindKejriwal,” Punjab CM tweeted.

Attaching a news report about the students who shifted to the government schools from private ones, Sisodia lauded Kejriwal’s “model of education”. “Must read… interesting testimonies of Delhi govt school students who shifted from private schools. This is @ArvindKejriwal model of education which is needed to make India, the number-one country. Happy Birthday @ArvindKejriwal Sir,” Sisodia tweeted.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan too extended their wishes to Kejriwal. “Happy Birthday @ArvindKejriwal ji. Praying for your good health and well-being. Best wishes!” Mamata wrote on the micro-blogging platform.

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While extending his greetings to Kejriwal, CM Vijayan said he wished for a long life of service to people as “we work together to build a more prosperous and stronger democratic India”.

“Greetings to Shri @ArvindKejriwal Ji on your 54th birthday. Best wishes for a long life of service to our people as we work together to build a more prosperous and stronger democratic India,” he tweeted.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule also extended birthday wishes to Kejriwal.

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Kejriwal, the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi, has been serving the post since February 2015. The bureaucrat-turned-politician had briefly held the post between December 2013 and February 2014, but he stepped down after 49 days of assuming power.

First published on: 16-08-2022 at 05:39:01 pm
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