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Arvind Kejriwal’s fact file
Updated On : 10 Feb 2015,01:10 PM
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.
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 was important member of India Against Corruption movement led by Anna Hazare, which has been one of the key architects of bringing in RTI
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
Kejriwal became the CM of Delhi with outside support from the eight Congress MLAs, one JD(U) MLA and one independent MLA.
Kejriwal resigned 49 days later, stating he did so because of his minority government's inability to pass his proposed anti-corruption bill.
Kejriwal took on Mukesh Ambani, accusing him of swindling money to benefit his Oil & Gas conglomerate, Reliance Industries.
He fought against Narendra Modi, PM candidate of BJP, from Varanasi during Lok Sabha polls.
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