A Chief Minister is the head of the state Government appointed by the Governor. He acts as a link between the governor and the state council of ministers. In the functioning of the State Government, the Chief Minister plays a critical role. He has great authority and bears enormous obligations like advising the Governor, presiding the meeting of council of ministers, leading the majority party and other miscellaneous functions. Every state has its own Chief Minister. In this blog we will be discussing the chief Minister of Delhi.
CHIEF MINISTER OF DELHI
Mr. Arvind Kejriwal is the chief minister of Delhi. He was sworn in as Delhi’s Second youngest Chief Minister for the first time on December 28, 2013, making him the city’s youngest leader. Isn’t that great? He is the first and only chief minister of Delhi to take his oath at Ramlila Maidan, rather than the Raj Niwas, where his predecessors did.
Let’s go a little back and know the personal background of Arvind Kejriwal. He was born on August 16, 1968, in Bhiwani, Haryana. His father’s job movements took him to a variety of locations. As a result, Arvind Kejriwal spent most of his childhood in cities like Ghaziabad, Hisar, and Sonepat.
Talking about his education, Arvind Kejriwal attended Campus School in Hisar and Holy Child School in Sonipat for his education. He took the IIT-JEE test in 1985 and received an All India Rank (AIR) of 563. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. Furthermore, Kejriwal cleared Civil Service Examination and in 1995 joined Indian Revenue Service as an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax and later on became Joint Commissioner of Income Tax. He resigned from this position in February 2006.
He had launched many anti-corruption movements like Parivartan which aimed to redress the grievances related to public work, social welfare schemes, income tax and others, Jan Lokpal movement and various others.
WONDERING HOW ARVIND KEJRIWAL JOINED POLITICS?
Arvind Kejriwal and social activist Anna Hazare had a disagreement during the nation-wide anti-corruption protests. The Jan Lokpal movement, according to Hazare, should not have any political interference. Whereas Kejriwal believed that since no progress had been made through conversations with other political parties, it was vital to enter politics immediately.
In November 2012 when Kejriwal along with some other activists formally launched the Aam Aadmi Party and elected Kejriwal as the party’s National Convener. The logic behind the party’s name was derived from the word “Aam Aadmi,” which refers to the “common man,” whose interests Kejriwal planned to serve. Due to the formation of the AAP a sparked feud between Kejriwal and Hazare.
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Kejiwal was elected as Delhi Chief Minister in 2012, but resigned after 49 days, stating that he couldn’t present the Jan Lokpal Bill he promised since his party didn’t have a full majority in the legislature. During the 2015 assembly elections, his party won 67 out of 70 seats. He took oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi on 14 February 2015 and is still serving as the Chief Minister of Delhi.
An IIT Alumnus who first chose to be a civil servant and then later on decided to be a full-time activist. Arvind Kejriwal is known as “Aam Aadmi” and the seventh chief minister of Delhi. Kejriwal, who is noted for his simplicity, is a staunch anti-corruption campaigner. Do you know that even after being elected Chief Minister, Kejriwal refused to accept the ‘lal batti gaadi’, bungalow and other security measures so that he can connect with the common man (Aam Aadmi).