Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is the maverick outsider who threatens – or at least wants - to overturn an entrenched political system. A 45 year old tax inspector turned activist, Kejriwal's party won enough seats in local Delhi elections to briefly hold power. Married with two children, son of a minor bureaucrat who grew up in smalltown northern India, he appeals many Indians of a similar background frustrated by the failure of the state to provide basic services such as education, security and power.