BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in as Delhi chief minister for the third consecutive term at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday after his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) bagged 62 out of 70 assembly seats on February 11.
Six other ministers including Manish Sisodia took oath at the ceremony today at Ramlila Maidan in the presence of thousands of Delhities. On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind had appointed Kejriwal as the new chief minister of Delhi after his party trounced BJP, which bagged eight seats. Congress, however, wasn’t able to open any account at the election.
Though invitations were not sent to chief ministers or political leaders of other states, Kejriwal had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his swearing-in ceremony. Kejriwal also sought Modi’s blessings and said that he wishes to work with the Central government to develop Delhi and take it forward. But then he said the Prime Minister could not come, “may be he is busy with some other event.”
मैं, अरविंद केजरीवाल, ईश्वर की शपथ लेता हूँ … pic.twitter.com/RZ97CiWzMH
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 16, 2020
Meanwhile, AAP and Kejriwal had invited the citizens of Delhi to come to the oath-taking ceremony to “bless their son, their brother, Arvind Kejriwal” on Sunday at Ramlila Maidan.
Apart from Sisodia, who retained his deputy chief minister post in AAP, Gopal Rai, Satyendar Jain, Imran Hussain, Kailash Gahlot and Rajendra Pal Gautam were also sworn in as ministers in the Kejriwal Cabinet. However, the absence of women ministers did raise a lot of talk.