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Arvind Kejriwal’s fact file

AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal is all set to become the 8th chief minister of Delhi. He was social activist and former civil servant.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 February 2015, 01:10:23 PM
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

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He fought against Narendra Modi, PM candidate of BJP, from Varanasi during Lok Sabha polls.
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

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Arvind Kejriwal is a mechanical engineering graduate of the IIT Kharagpur and worked for the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as a Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax Department.
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

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In 2006, Kejriwal was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership recognizing his involvement in a grassroots movement Parivartan using right-to-information legislation.
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

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Arvind Kejriwal was important member of India Against Corruption movement led by Anna Hazare, which has been one of the key architects of bringing in RTI
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Arvind Kejriwal

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In 2012, he launched a new political outfit named Aam Aadmi Party and defeated three times chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the 2013 Delhi polls
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

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Kejriwal became the CM of Delhi with outside support from the eight Congress MLAs, one JD(U) MLA and one independent MLA.
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Arvind Kejriwal

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Kejriwal resigned 49 days later, stating he did so because of his minority government's inability to pass his proposed anti-corruption bill.
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

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Kejriwal took on Mukesh Ambani, accusing him of swindling money to benefit his Oil & Gas conglomerate, Reliance Industries.