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AAP’s anti-graft bill awaited


The News Bureau, Feb 10

Arvind Kejriwal is a former civil servant turned politician and a social activist was the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi.

He resigned 49 days later stating that his minority government's inability to pass his proposed anti-corruption legislation due to lack of support from other political parties.  

Now after his historic win in the Assembly electiuons expectations are that he would get the anti-corruptio

legislation passed this time with a clear majority on the Floor of the House.

National convener of the Aam Aadmi Party, Kejriwal was a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He worked for the Indian Revenue Service  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 in a campaign against corruption.

He left IRS and donated his Magsaysay award money as a corpus fund to start the Public Cause Research Foundation, a non-governmental organisation.

In 2012, he launched the AAP and defeated Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections. He became Chief Minister of Delhi on December 28, 2013.


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