Arvind Kejriwal born 16 August 1968 is an Indian politician, social activist and former civil servant who served as the 7th Chief Minister of Delhi. He is also the current Chief Minister designate, having won the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. He is the National Convener of the Aam Aadmi Party AAP.
Kejriwal is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology 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 recognising his involvement in a grassroots movement Parivartan using right to information legislation in a campaign against corruption. The same year, after resigning from the IRS, he donated his Magsaysay award money as a corpus fund to found the Public Cause Research Foundation, a non governmental organisation NGO.
In 2012, he launched the Aam Aadmi Party, and defeated Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election. Following the election, he took office as the Chief Minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013. He resigned 49 days later, on 14 February 2014, stating he did so because of his minority governments inability to pass his proposed anti corruption legislation due to a lack of support from other political parties.Later he apologized for quitting midway.He garnered a thumping majority in the Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2015 and is poised to become the Chief Minister of Delhi for a second term.