A boy who born in Siwani, Bhiwani district, Haryana on 16 August 1968 named Arvind Kejriwal belongs to an upper-middle-class family. Everyone knows him and everyone has their own perception towards him, a few like him, many hate him because of many controversies associated with him.
Let’s not judge him on the basis of what media had shown to us, what he said, what opposition told us about him and what other’s tell us. Let’s have a glimpse of his life, Arvind Kejriwal was a very bright studentand actively participated in the extra-curricular activities of the school, one incidence when he was in his 9th standard, went to his school with 104degree fever just because he promised her teacher that he will win a debate from his class on that day and he won.
After completing his education from Christian missionary Holy Child School at Sonipat, he decided to pursue Engineering but only from IIT, scored All India Rank (AIR) 563 and graduated from IIT Kharagpurmajoring in mechanical engineering. He placed in Tata Steel and shifted to Jamshedpur. After working 3 years, he resigned to study for the Civil Services Examination. From the beginning he was very sensitive towards the social issues, in Kolkata, he met Mother Teresa, and volunteered with The Missionaries of Charity and at the Ramakrishna Mission in North-East India and at Nehru Yuva Kendra.
In 1995, he joined IRS as an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax after qualifying through the Civil Services Examination. But, destiny has other goals for him, in 2006 he resigned from the post of Joint Commissioner of Income Tax in New Delhi and decided to give vent to the feelings of social activism and started an NGO, Parivartan, in Kaushambi, to fight against corruption and bring change in the field of education and the public distribution system in India. Kejriwal has a strong belief that political corruption is the root cause of corruption for the country as we see from the various scams by the politicians. Kejriwal claimed in 2013 that he had chosen public service over earning crores as an Income Tax Commissioner but later realized he born to work for the welfare of society.
Arvind Kejriwal soon enough gathered many followers and awarded for his initiatives with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emerging Leadership in 2006. He was additionally able to meet and garner ample support from Anna Hazare, rising as associate degree anti-corruption nationalist leader. The two joined hands in conjunction with others like Kiran Bedi, Prashant Bhushan, etc., to arise the momentum of the anti-corruption movement. Kejriwal became the creator of the Jan Lokpal Bill movement, planning to bring associate degree investigator over the govt. and a robust RTI (Right to Information) within the country.
As Hazare’s movement began to lose steam over slow-progressing talks with alternative political parties, Arvind Kejriwal determined to rejuvenate it through the political route. This brought in major variations in opinions between Anna Hazare, who didn't wish to modify the movement, and Kejriwal, WHO thought otherwise. The two separated away in November 2012, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came into existence.
When the assembly elections over in urban center in December 2013, nobody had imagined that the AAP would win 27 of the 70 seats. While the party was obscurity on the point of the specified majority, the event was hailed as a mass transformation in which the common man had finally stood up against decades of corruption and exploitation.
However, fate had decided to enthrone Kejriwal. The Congress party extended its support, asking the AAP to form the government. They did thus and Kejriwal became the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi. However, the govt wasn't to last long because the BJP and therefore the Congress opposed some aspects of the Lokpal Bill, leading to a confrontation in the assembly.
14 February 2014 was the last day of the AAP government, as the opposition wouldn’t let it table the Jan Lokpal Bill without getting it approved from the Centre first, which Kejriwal saw as unnecessary and a hurdle.
But fate has one thing else to supply to Arvind Kejriwal. When re-elections were controlled in Delhi in 2015, the AAP created a historical moment by achieving a stupendous victory with winning 67 out of the 70 seats. These numbers evidenced that Delhi and its common men not solely supported and trusty Kejriwal however additionally needed an amendment in politics and therefore the society.
The countdown begins for the 2019 elections in Delhi, people of Delhi have to judge whether Kejriwal stood on his promises, what he made in 2015 or not.