Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian politician and a former bureaucrat who is the current and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015. He was also the Chief Minister of Delhi from December 2013 to February 2014, stepping down after 49 days of assuming power.
Born on 16 August 1968 in Siwani, Bhiwani district, Haryana, India.
Arvind Kejriwal was born in an upper middle-class educated Agrawal family. The first of the three children of Gobind Ram Kejriwal and Gita Devi. His father was an electrical engineer who graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. He was educated at Campus School in Hisar and at a Christian missionary Holy Child School at Sonipat.
He cracked the IIT-JEE exam and scored All India Rank (AIR) of 563. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, majoring in Mechanical engineering. He joined Tata Steel in 1989 and was posted in Jamshedpur. Kejriwal resigned in 1992, having taken leave of absence to study for the Civil Services Examination. He spent some time in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata), where he met Mother Teresa, and volunteered with The Missionaries of Charity. Finally he cracked the exam and joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax in 1995.
In November 2012, Kejriwal and other activists formally launched the Aam Aadmi Party; Kejriwal was elected as the party’s National Convener. The party name reflects the phrase Aam Aadmi, or “common man”, whose interests Kejriwal proposed to represent. The establishment of AAP caused a rift between Kejriwal and Hazare.
In the 2013, Delhi Legislative Assembly elections for all 70 seats, Aam Aadmi Party with 28 seats. Kejriwal defeated incumbent Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit of the Indian National Congress (INC), in her constituency of New Delhi by a margin of 25,864 votes. Kejriwal was sworn in as the second-youngest chief minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013. He was in charge of Delhi’s home, power, planning, finance, services and vigilance ministries.
Mohalla Clinics that are primary health centres in Delhi was first set up by the Aam Aadmi Party government in 2015, and as of 2018, 187 such clinics have been set up across the state and served more than 2 million residents. Beginning in October 2019, New Delhi began rolling out free bus transit for women on the Delhi Transport Corporation, with women traveling for free when using pink tickets carrying a message from Kejriwal.
Arvind Kejriwal is wisely addressed as ‘A Man with a Mission’. And the same is written in the book ‘A Man with a Mission – Arvind Kejriwal‘ by Little Scholars Editorial which covers the life journey of his from a student to the Chief Minister of Delhi. The man is successfully leading the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He is helping the citizens and poor people by establishment of Mohalla Clinics without any fees, free bus transit for women on the Delhi Transport Corporation and providing subsidy to all the people.
Hence, it is clear from his work and actions that he is really a man of word with actions. I would request you readers to please make other people know about him. Share out these inspirational Quotes with them.
Arvind Kejriwal Quotes
“Education cannot be a matter of charity, Education has to be a matter of Right.”
“If you walk on the path of truth all the powers in the universe help you.”
“Right to Information is a small concrete step in making our polity more democratic.”
“Politics on education is a positive change, but dirty politics is not welcome.”
“We may have innumerable weaknesses but our intent is clean.”
“We are saying this repeatedly that you can save yourself from coronavirus.”
“I have learned in my 49 days of governance that the government is not short of money, what lacks is the will.”
“Pollution levels have come down in Delhi recently, and we’re determined and committed to bringing them down further and that’s why we’ve decided to introduce these steps.”
“You are criticizing me for my fashion statement. My wife keeps on criticizing me for my blank bank statement.”
“We have to make the bureaucracy accountable to the people. It is not something esoteric, it can be done.”
“We have to make Delhi the first corruption-free city in India. We can do it.”
“At the heart of all problems lies the politics of the country.”
“We want your businesses to grow. But for that, all of you need to pay your taxes with honesty. It is possible that by now whatever tax you paid, some amount might have been stolen. But now, no one will be able to steal it.”
“Economic growth and ‘future superpower’ status is all very good but that doesn’t guarantee dignity for every individual.”
“Constitution is for the people, people are not for the constitution. Change it for the betterment of the common man.”
“Education is the most empowering means to transform a country.”
“India will truly develop when all states and parties learn from each other.”