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The journey of Arvind Kejriwal from an IRS official to the incumbent chief minister of Delhi can be broken down into two parts. Part 1 had Kejriwal as an upright anti-corruption activist, who played a significant part in bringing into force the Right to Information (RTI) Act via his NGO called Parivartan. He then joined hands with Anna Hazare in demanding the Jan Lokpal Bill in the 2011-12 Anti-Corruption Movement.
Kejriwal and Anna Hazare split on the issue of formation of a political party. While Anna Hazare did not want to enter mainstream politics, Kejriwal and his supporters formed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in November 2012. A year later, the party made its debut in the 2013 Delhi Assembly Elections and emerged as the second largest party, winning 28 of the 70 seats. Kejriwal spectacularly defeated the then CM Sheila Dikshit of the Congress in her home turf by a margin of over 25,000 votes.
From here on, we have witnessed Part 2 of Arvind Kejriwal, where honesty and ethics have taken a backseat (rather thrown out of the car) and selfish ulterior motives have taken the driver’s seat.