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Who is Gopal Rai

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Who is Gopal Rai

Gopal Rai is a member of the political affairs committee of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and a Cabinet minister in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government. He is the minister for employment, development, labour, general administration and irrigation. Rai is also the Convener of the Delhi state unit of the AAAP, and a member of the party’s national executive.
Gopal Rai holds a postgraduate degree in Sociology from the Lucknow University. He was part of a number of campaigns against crime and corruption on college campuses as a student leader in Lucknow. Rai was once shot in the arm and suffered injuries during a campaign and was partially paralysed.
In 1992, Rai started his career with the All India Students Association, the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, in the Lucknow University. In the 2015 Delhi polls, contesting on an AAP ticket, Rai was elected as an MLA from the Babarpur constituency. He defeated his nearest rival, Naresh Gaur of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by 35,271 votes. He polled 76,179 votes, or 59.14 per cent of all votes cast in the Babarpur constituency.
Earlier, in the 2013 Delhi election, Rai had lost from the same constituency by 25,723 votes.
Gopal Rai’s ministry is credited with the decision to raise minimum wages in Delhi.

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Delhi Govt to grow the city's green cover with plantation drive on July 11

The Delhi Environment minister said that the Delhi government and its various agencies will kick-start the initiative, which commences with the onset of the monsoon, from Narela on July 11

Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 4:45 PM IST

Delhi's action plan to check air pollution to launch from Jun 15: Gopal Rai

The city government has come up with a summer action plan, which will mainly focus on tree plantation, Gopal Rai said at a press conference

Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 6:31 PM IST

AAP suspends ex-MLA Nitin Tyagi for 'anti-party' activities during LS polls

Former MLA Nitin Tyagi has claimed the action was taken against him for 'speaking the truth'.

Updated On : 07 Jun 2024 | 1:37 PM IST

AAP to go solo in Delhi Assembly polls, no tie-up with Cong yet: Gopal Rai

'The INDIA bloc was only for contesting the Lok Sabha polls. Several parties fought elections together and AAP was also a part of it. As of now, there is no alliance for the Delhi Assembly polls,'

Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 11:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha polls: AAP launches 'Washing Machine Ka Kaala Jaadu' campaign

At the campaign launch, AAP Delhi state convener Gopal Rai said the BJP is claiming that they are fighting the elections against corruption

Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 1:20 PM IST

BJP handed INDIA bloc victory 'on platter' by jailing Kejriwal, says Rai

Rai said the results of the elections will come on June 4 and on that day, good days will return for the people of the country and Modi will be thrown out of power

Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 6:37 AM IST

Lok Sabha elections: Gopal Rai inaugurates AAP's 'war room' for Delhi

The party has fielded candidates on four of the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital while its INDIA bloc partner Congress is contesting three

Updated On : 27 Apr 2024 | 3:57 PM IST

'Conspiracy to kill Kejriwal': AAP says he's being denied insulin in jail

'ED should be afraid of God for lying so much; AAP to hold protests in Delhi: Party leaders

Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 11:32 AM IST

AAP to observe 'Samuhik Upwas' on Sunday against CM's arrest: Gopal Rai

Delhi CM Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody until April 15 and is lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with a money-laundering case linked to a liquor excise policy scam

Updated On : 03 Apr 2024 | 12:03 PM IST

Kejriwal ko Aashirwaad: Delhi min to announce phase II of WhatsApp campaign

With the campaign, a WhatsApp number has been shared through which people can send their messages

Updated On : 03 Apr 2024 | 11:22 AM IST

INDIA bloc to hold maha rally on March 31 to safeguard democracy: Gopal Rai

"Democracy and the country are in danger. All the INDIA-bloc parties will hold this 'maha rally' to safeguard the country's interests and democracy," Rai added

Updated On : 24 Mar 2024 | 4:01 PM IST

Highlights: BJP releases new list for LS; Kangana, Naveen Jindal nominated

From AAP's plans to launch protests across the capital to Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari complaining to EC against TMC, catch all the latest updates from around the world here

Updated On : 24 Mar 2024 | 11:17 PM IST

Gopal Rai issues order to restart functioning of Delhi's only smog tower

Earlier, on Monday, Rai wrote to the principal secretary of Environment, directing the latter to release outstanding payments to personnel working at the smog tower

Updated On : 10 Jan 2024 | 7:52 AM IST

Delhi Minister Gopal Rai to chair meeting of Rural Development Board today

The Delhi government's Development Minister, Gopal Rai, has called a meeting of the Rural Development Board to discuss development schemes today

Updated On : 09 Jan 2024 | 11:49 AM IST

AAP to take legal opinion on fresh ED summons to Kejriwal: Gopal Rai

On the summons, the AAP in a statement on Friday had said it is just political vendetta to counter the growing popularity of the party across the country

Updated On : 23 Dec 2023 | 4:25 PM IST

Delhi largest green belt among metros, pollution down since AAP govt: Rai

Rai shared the data on PM10 and PM2.5 levels, saying on average there has been a 31% reduction in pollution levels since the formation of the AAP govt

Updated On : 15 Dec 2023 | 3:48 PM IST

Delhi AQI continues to be 'very poor' despite relief from recent rainfall

Delhi pollution news today: The IMD's Delhi pollution forecast suggested that the AQI is expected to stay in the "very poor" category from Tuesday to Thursday

Updated On : 05 Dec 2023 | 10:48 AM IST

Delhi to implement of Grap-I,Grap-II restrictions strictly: Gopal Rai

The ban on BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel vehicles have been removed and restrictions on construction and demolition lifted," Rai added

Updated On : 30 Nov 2023 | 6:48 AM IST

LIVE: Funds to compensate nations for climate impacts approved at COP28

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Updated On : 30 Nov 2023 | 8:22 PM IST

Directions issued to ensure strict implementation of Grap-I, II: Rai

"The ban on BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel vehicles have been removed and restrictions on construction and demolition lifted," Rai added

Updated On : 29 Nov 2023 | 6:05 PM IST