All about Kapil Mishra: Once Arvind Kejriwal’s protege, now his tormentor

first_imgAccording to the Delhi government’s website , Kapil Mishra “is a well-known political activist and public policy campaigner.”It also says, “He was one of the first people to protest against Commonwealth Games 2010 held in New Delhi and has written a book, It’s Common v/s Wealth…” to expose CWG scam.While accusing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of personal corruption, Kapil Mishra today referred to it saying that the book on CWG scam brought former anti-graft activist closer to him.Kapil Mishra is a self-confessed admirer of Arvind Kejriwal. He worked with Kejriwal and under his direction during India Against Corruption movement.WHO IS KAPIL MISHRA: THINGS TO KNOWKapil Mishra is a legislator in the Delhi Assembly representing Karawal Nagar constituency. Kapil Mishra has worked with organisations like Greenpeace and Amnesty International, the Delhi government’s website says.Kapil Mishra came to the forefront of anti-graft movement during commonwealth games, when it was alleged that largescale corruption took place in holding the mega-sporting event. Kapil Mishra was involved in exposing several issues related to violation of labour laws at the Games sites.Born on November 13, 1980, Kapil Mishra was among the founding members of the Aam Aadmi Party following the apparent failure of the anti-graft movement launched by the India Against Corruption led by social activist Anna Hazare.When Aam Aadmi Party formed government in 2015 after winning an astonishing majority in Delhi, Kapil Mishra was included in the Arvind Kejriwal cabinet.Kapil Mishra stood out during the swearing in ceremony as he took oath in Sanskrit.As Delhi Minister, Kapil Mishra handled various portfolios including Water; Law, Justice and Legislative Affairs; Tourism; Art, Culture and Languages; Gurudwara Election.Kapil Mishra holds a degree of Masters in Social Work from Delhi School of Social Work. Kapil Mishra is the co-founder and coordinator of Youth for Justice – a Delhi-based youth action group. He has been fighting to clean Yamuna as a social entrepreneur.Kapil Mishra says that he was among the people, who launched the movement to seek justice for Jessica Lal.Kapil Mishra has led various other youth protests on socio-economic issues including issues of farmers’ suicides in various parts of country and encroachment on Yamuna River bed.On the question Delhi water tanker scam, Kapil Mishra has accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of delaying action against those involved in the Rs 400 crore irregularities. Kapil Mishra also claims to have witnessed Arvind Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore cash from Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.advertisementScreenshot of Delhi government’s website.ALSO READ | Kapil Mishra drops corruption bomb on Arvind Kejriwal: Saw him taking Rs 2 crore cash from Satyendra Jain ALSO WATCH | AAP crisis: Saw Arvind Kejriwal accept Rs 2 crore in cash from Satyendra Kumar Jain, says Kapil Mishralast_img

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