Janta’s Crusader: Mr. Arvind Kejriwal: CM of Capital Delhi, India 

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Brief: Mr. Arvind Kejriwal

Born on 16th Aug 1968, in Haryana, India,

Education: Graduated as Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kharagpur

Career: Indian Revenue Services (IRS), as an Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax, 1995

Awards & Honors: Raman Magsaysay Award, 1996, (Ramon_Magsaysay_Award),

Activism: Parivartan & Kabir (Parivartan), Public Distribution system ( PDS)

Political career: LaunchedAam Aadmi Party” (Aam Aadmi Party) , in 2012 and & became Chief Minister of Delhi, in 2013 but resigned 49 days later over his inability to mobilize support for his proposed anti-corruption legislation. In 2015, Aam Aadmi Party registered an unprecedented victory & he became full-time Chief Minister of Delhi. In subsequent 2020 elections, AAP re-emerged victorious and retained the power in Delhi, following Kejriwal was sworn in as Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time in a now.

The Conundrum in Political Career: Arrested in March 2024, by the Enforcement Directorate on allegations of a Delhi liquor scam against Aam Aadmi Pary’s Delhi Government. He became the first ever incumbent chief minister within India to be arrested.

Reason for Arrest: Mr. Arvind Kejriwal

The ED accused him of spying on their officials and he had skipped nine summonses by the Enforcement Directorate as well.

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 Public perception so far:

The arrest of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, a sitting Chief Minister at the heart of the capital seems to be more controversial and polarized situation in the country. People say a new history will be written where a fully functional CM has been arrested even in the ongoing future of the election campaign.  This is an attack on the largest democracy where the ruling party at the center has abandoned the opposition party from rising and grow.

This fiasco has sent shockwaves through the political landscape of the capital and ignited a flurry of mixed reactions among the public. The supporters are viewing it as yet another attempt by the ruling party to suppress dissent and stile voices advocating for changes. Most of them remind Mr. Arvind Kejriwal as a symbol of hope for honest and transparent governance and his relentless fight against corruption has earned him a dedicated crusader. This arrest is seen as a politically motivated move aimed at derailing his effort to bring about meaningful reforms in Delhi.

Amidst the polarized opinions, some are skeptical of the motives behind Arvind Kerjriwal’s arrest and are calling for a fair and impartial investigation into the allegations against him. They believe that the truth must be allowed to come to light through due process, and any attempt to prejudge the outcome would only further erode public trust in the institution of democracy.

Adding an ironic twist to the disclosure, a spokesperson for the ruling party BJP ( Bharatiya Janata Party) remarked “ While we uphold the principle of democracy and rule of law, we can’t help but appreciate Mr.Arvind Kejriwal’s newfound interest in law and order. Perhaps, his time behind bars will give him a better understanding of the importance of adhering to the same principal  he so vehemently advocates for ”

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Regardless of where one stands on the issue, there is a palpable sense of uncertainty till about the future direction of Delhi’s political landscape in the wake of Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest. With assembly elections looming on the horizon, the outcome of this latest development could have far-reaching implications for the city and its residents.

As the dust settles and legal proceedings unfold, one thing remains clear, the fate of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal will continue to be a subject of intense debate and speculation, shaping the contours of Del hi’s political narratives for years to come.

 

 

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