Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal and Delhi's worsening air quality

According to Central Pollution Control Board, the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi stood at 447 as on November 4 evening. Speaking at a press conference, Kejriwal said it is not time for "blame game and politics" and finding solutions is the need of the hour. Opposition parties and several people online have pointed out the inconsistency in Kejriwal's stand on the factors behind Delhi's toxic air in recent years.

published on : 5th November 2022

Include photos of Lakshmi and Ganesha on currency notes: Kejriwal's appeal to PM

Delhi Chief Minister #ArvindKejriwal on Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have photos of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on currency notes. During a media briefing, he said the photos of Ganesha and Lakshmi could be printed on fresh currency notes. He added that the new notes could have a picture of Mahatma Gandhi on one side and of the two deities on the other. 

published on : 26th October 2022

Chandigarh University row: Girl arrested for leaking private videos of students; govt orders probe

Huge protests broke out at Chandigarh University in Punjab's Mohali after a girl allegedly leaked private videos of her hostel mates online. Police have registered a case and the accused girl has been arrested. A video of the accused girl being questioned by the warden has gone viral.

published on : 18th September 2022

‘Don’t Want Your Security’: Kejriwal gets in argument with Gujarat police

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday night had dinner at an auto-rickshaw driver's home in #Ahmedabad after accepting his invitation, but the event was preceded by high drama after the Delhi CM got into a heated argument with police officials outside his hotel over security protocols.

published on : 14th September 2022

AAP vote share in Gujarat up by 4% post raid on Sisodia, will rise to 6% if he's held: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister #ArvindKejriwal on Thursday said the Aam Aadmi Party's vote share in Gujarat has increased by 4 per cent after CBI raids against his deputy Manish Sisodia. This vote share will increase by 6 per cent if he is arrested, the AAP national convener said during a discussion on the confidence motion in the Delhi Assembly.

published on : 1st September 2022

Gujarat Hooch Tragedy: Over 40 dead; 50 hospitalised

Atleast 40 people have died after consuming spurious liquor in Gujarat's Botad district, while over 50 people are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Bhavnagar, Botad and Ahmedabad. The hooch tragedy broke out on the morning of July 25 after people living in Rojid and surrounding villages fell ill and rushed to the government hospitals seeking remedy. According to police, forensic analysis has established that the victims consumed methyl alcohol.

published on : 27th July 2022

'Can die for the country': CM Kejriwal on vandalism & violence outside house

If the country's biggest party indulges in hooliganism, it will send out a wrong message and the country cannot progress in such a scenario, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, a day after BJP's youth wing members allegedly vandalised property outside his residence. The BJP's youth wing damaged property outside the residence of Kejriwal on Wednesday during a protest against his remarks on 'The Kashmir Files' film.

published on : 31st March 2022

'No lockdown for now': Arvind Kejriwal urges people not to panic amid COVID spike

The national capital will report around 22,000 fresh COVID cases today, announced the chief minister #ArvindKejriwal on Jan 9th. Kejriwal returned to work on Jan 9th after he had tested COVID positive and was under home isolation for five days. Talking about the rising cases in the city, he urged people to not panic because the situation this year is comparatively better as it was last year.

published on : 10th January 2022

'Ready to handle one lakh cases a day': Arvind Kejriwal on COVID-19 Surge

On December 23rd, Delhi CM #ArvindKejriwal said that Delhi is fully prepared to handle a third wave of Covid-19 and the threat from the Omicron variant of the virus.

published on : 23rd December 2021

Kejriwal starts ‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ initiative to fight Delhi air pollution

Arvind Kejriwal urged Delhiites to help bring down pollution in the city by giving up vehicle use once in a week and turning off engines of vehicles at red lights. He also noted that pollution caused locally was in safe limit but stubble burning in other states was increasing it.

published on : 13th October 2021

Delhi: CM Kejriwal announces 10-point 'Winter Action Plan' to tackle pollution

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday a 10-point "winter action plan" to tackle air pollution in Delhi that includes the formation of teams to check garbage burning, dust and vehicular emissions.

published on : 4th October 2021

India's first smog tower inaugurated at Delhi's Connaught Place to combat pollution

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the "country's first smog tower" at Connaught Place in Delhi on Monday and said it will prove to be a milestone and many such structures can be installed in the city if the pilot project yields results.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Markets to open on odd-even basis, metro to run at 50% capacity: Kejriwal | Delhi Unlock

The Delhi Metro will operate at 50 per cent capacity and markets and malls in the national capital will open on an odd-even basis from June 7, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday as he announced further relaxations in lockdown.

published on : 5th June 2021

If Pak declares war, will states buy own tanks?: Kejriwal attacks Centre over Covid vaccine policy

Questioning the Central government on the shortage of vaccines in the country, #Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal used the analogy of ‘Pakistan attacking India’ to ask the Centre whether states will be left on their own to battle the situation.

published on : 27th May 2021

Can save lives if Delhi gets 700 MT oxygen daily, says Kejriwal 

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked the Centre on Thursday for supplying Delhi with 730 metric tonnes of oxygen and requested hospitals to increase COVID beds that they had to cut down due to shortage of the life-saving gas in the past few days.

published on : 6th May 2021

Free ration for 2 months to 72 lakh people, Rs 5,000 financial aid to auto, taxi drivers: Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that the Delhi government will provide free ration to 72 lakh ration card holders in the city for the next two months and financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers to help people tide over the COVID-19 crisis.

published on : 4th May 2021

Free COVID-19 vaccine for those age above 18 years in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi government will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all those above 18 years of age in the city for which purchase of 1.34 crore doses has been approved, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

published on : 26th April 2021

No lockdown without consulting Delhi public: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Ruling out possibilities of imposing another lockdown in the national capital owing to the constant surge in #Covid19 cases, #Delhi Chief Minister #ArvindKejriwal on Friday said that the impact of the second wave is less serious than the previous ones. Kejriwal added that people will be consulted if a lockdown has to be put in place.

published on : 3rd April 2021
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