|Senior Congress leader Kapil
Sibal defeated BJP's candidate Vijender Gupta from Delhi's Chandni Chowk
constituency. Sibal, who won second time, defeated Gupta by a huge margin
of over two lakh votes.
Kapil Sibal Profile
Shri Kapil Sibal has been a
member of Parliament for over 10 years, first in 1998, as Member of rajya
Sabha and in 2004, elected to the Lok Sabha from the Chandni Chowk
Kapil Sibal launches his
Just ahead of fighting it
out at the hustings, the BJP and Congress candidates are competing to go
online to woo more voters in the national capital.
A day after his opponent
and BJP candidate from Chandni Chowk Vijender Gupta launched his website,
Kapil Sibal clicked the mouse on Saturday by launching his portal and claimed
that his was more dynamic and user friendly.
The website www.kapilsibal.net
details Mr. Sibal's profile, achievements and a comprehensive collection
of his statements on national issues and those related to his constituency.
Shri Kapil Sibal belongs
to an illustrious family from Punjab. His father, Shri H.L. Sibal,
a renowned advocate, was rendered homeless, along with his entire family
during partition and started his life afresh. In 1994, he was christened
"Living Legend of the Law" by the International Bar Association. In 2006,
the Government of India honoured him with the third highest civilian award
Padma Bhushan for his distinguished services in the field of Public Affairs.
Shri Kapil Sibals two sons, Amit and Akhil, having both studied at Cambridge
University, received degrees from the prestigious Harvard and Stanford
Universities respectively. Both of them are now practicing law in india.
Shri Kapil Sibal, a household
name in the entire country, moved to Delhi in 1964, He graduated from St.
Stephens College and went on to do his Masters from the prestigious Harward
Law school, USA. He qualified for the IAS(1973) but choose to become a
lawyer. He soon rose to become one of the top practitioners of the country,
and in 1989, he was appointed the Additional Solicitor General of India
. In 1994, He achieved the rare distinction of successfully defending a
Supreme Court Judge in the impeachment proceedings in Parliament.
He has been perhaps the most
articulate Spokesperson of the Congress Party. He was the official Spokesperson
of the Party for the 1999 and 2004 Lok Sabha elections. He articulated
the partys position throughout the course of the negotiations on the Indo-US
Nuclear Deal. He is regarded as one of the most successful Ministers in
this Government. For him, science & technology provides the foundation
for the modern resurgent India. Under him, the Ministry has acquired a
new profile, a relevance never seen before. He has a passion for using
science & technology as a vehicle to change the life of the common
||He combines the rare gift
of a thinker and a doer. His public postures are always on the side of
justice. He is one of those who never shied away from taking on Shri L.K.
Advani or Shri Narender Modi and has always espoused the cause of secularism.
His public position against the fascist and divisive forces of India and
his speeches in the Parliament , both reflect not only his commitment to
secularism but also his courage in speaking out against elements who seek
to destroy Indias national and cultural heritage. He dreams of, and works
towards, a Modern India which continues to be rooted in its cultural heritage.
However, his human
qualities override all his other achievements. His generosity, empathy,
desire to serve people and above all, willingness to fight injustice, make
him part of a rare breed of politicians since independent India.
It is seldom that
people get a chance to associate and elect a representative with such multiple
qualities and qualifications. The constituency of Chandni Chowk will continue
to be enriched under his leadership, just as he will be enriched by being
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|ACHIEVEMENTS OF SH. KAPIL
IN CHANDNI CHOWK
Various Projects undertaken
involving expenditure from MP Local Area Development Fund
Projects worth Rs.44 lakhs
for changing of sewer and water lines and relaying 110 roads with latest
RCC technology being executed in Bazar Sita Ram and Kucha Pandit.
Construction of Water Reservoir
in Chandni Chowk.
Construction of a Dispensary
at Lahori Gate, Old Chungi Building without any cost to Government
Construction of Community
Centres at Tikona Park, Shahi Idgah and Asaf Ali Road.
Reconstruction of girl’s
school in Panama Building - This work was pending for the last fourteen
In-Situ Settlement of JJ
Clusters - JJ dwellers to be provided flats in a multi-storey complex having
all the basic amenities on the same site.
Allopathic dispensary started
at Paiwalan, Chandni Chowk.
Launch of Health Safari
Programme with the aim of providing free health check-up, vaccination,
medicines, spectacles etc, to school going children.
Re-alignment of proposed
flyover at Rani Jhansi Road to save Masjid Haji Fakhruddin, at Nawab
Ganj, Pul Bangash, Azad Market.
Provision of 500 High Power
Sodium Vapour Lights and 25 High Mast Lights in the Constituency
Monthly pension scheme of
Rs. 1000 per month made available to almost all eligible senior citizens
An ambulance donated from
personal funds for poor sections caters to more than 300 patients everyday.
Plan for development of
the Area near Jama Masjid in the process of finalization.
A Legal Advice Cell, as
promised during elections in operation at Darya Ganj, benefiting large
number of people.
Water purifiers and water
coolers in government and aided schools made available through Delhi govt.
3000 Urdu teachers recruited
by Delhi government on contract basis through persistent efforts of Sh.
AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Has been a Member of Parliament
for over 10 years.
Has always espoused the cause
Official Spokesperson of
the Party for the 1999 and 2004 Lok Sabha elections.
Articulated the partys position
throughout the course of the negotiations on the Indo - US Nuclear Deal.
Led the way in using science
& technology as a vehicle to impact the life of the common man.
First ever Member of Parliament
to have visited the icy continent of Antarctica (2-4 February, 2005)
Led the first Indian expedition
to Arctic and was responsible for setting up an Indian Research Station
‘Himadri’ there in July, 2008.
Led the Indian delegation
to Annapolis Conference, USA for realization of Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Process in November, 2007.
Led the Indian delegation
to the United Nation Framework convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) at Bali in December 2007.