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Want Delhi No 1 city in the world, says Kejriwal as he takes oath as Delhi CM

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal sworn-in as Delhi Chief Minister for the third consecutive term today. Along with Kejriwal, six AAP leaders also took oath as cabinet ministers.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 16, 2020 14:02 IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal address from Ramlila Maidan

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal address from Ramlila Maidan

Taking oath as Delhi Chief Minister for the third consecutive term, Arvind Kejriwal commenced the journey of AAP 3.0 government in Delhi in front of a mammoth crowd at the iconic Ramlila Maidan. AAP stormed back to power in the recently concluded Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 winning 62 out of the total 70 seats while BJP getting only 8 seats its kitty.

Kejriwal took oath as Delhi CM along with six AAP leaders who were sworn-in as cabinet ministers. All the six ministers in the previous government - Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautam - once again took oath as cabinet ministers.

The AAP chief invited Delhiites, Delhi government school heads to attend his oath-taking ceremony. Speaking after taking oath, Kejriwal said it was not AAP's but peoples' victory in the Delhi elections.

Kejriwal swearing-in | As it happened

13:10 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

People of Delhi have changed politics of country, said Arvind Kejriwal after taking oath.

12:50 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Kejriwal during his speech said, "Want to seek blessings of PM Narendra Modi for smooth governance of Delhi: Want to work with Centre to make Delhi number one city."

12:52 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

"Your son has taken oath for third time as Delhi CM. This is not my victory but yours," Kejriwal said.

12:45 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Some people say Kejriwal is giving everything for free. Nature has ensured every valuable thing in the world is free, be it Mother's love, father's blessings or Shravan Kumar's dedication. So, Kejriwal loves his people and hence this love is free, Kejriwal said after taking oath as Delhi CM.

12:41 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Elections are over, it doesn't matter who you voted for, now all Delhiites are my family. I will work for everyone, be it from any party, any religion, caste or strata of society, say Kejriwal. 

12:38 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

This is not my win, this is the victory of every Delhiite, of every family. In the last 5 years, our only effort has been to bring happiness and relief to every Delhiite, says Kejriwal after taking oath as Delhi CM. 

12:20 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Along with Arvind Kejriwal, six of his legislator colleagues — Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautam — are also taking oath as ministers in the Delhi cabinet. AAP has retained the same portfolio as it was in Kejriwal 2.0

12:15 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi CM for the third consecutive time, Delhi witnesses the grand swearing-in at Ramlila Maidan. 

11:57 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal arrives at Ramlila Maidan for the swearing-in ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders. 

11:49 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia arrive at Ramlila Maidan ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, to commence shortly. 

11:31 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal leaves from his residence for Ramlila Maidan. He will take oath as Chief Minister for the third time. 

11:29 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Aam Aadmi Party has invited 50 people from different walks of life, who have contributed to Delhi's "nirman", to share the stage with Kejriwal during his swearing-in ceremony.

11:26 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

According to the police, 2,000 to 3,000 personnel from the Delhi Police and paramilitary forces, including the CRPF, have been deployed as part of the security arrangements. Drones are likely to be used for surveillance.

11:19 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

AAP MLA Atishi Marlena arrives at Ramlila Maidan, as party chief Arvind Kejriwal set to take oath as Delhi Chief Minister today.

10:12 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

An Aam Aadmi Party fan Uday Veer arrives at Ramlila Maidan for Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony.​

09:30 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

"There is nothing wrong if Arvind Kejriwal thinks that the same cabinet should be repeated. People are happy with the work of the cabinet and we won the elections on basis of our work. We will continue to build and maintain the confidence of the people," Manish Sisodia on Kejriwal retaining same cabinet. 

09:04 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Will take oath as chief minister for the third time, please come to bless your son, tweets Arvind Kejriwal. 

08:40 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

A banner at Ramlila ground where preparations are underway for the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal. ​

08:16 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

AAP is expecting around one lakh people at Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony. Speaking to IANS, Gopal Rai said around one lakh people are expected at the ceremony.

07:35 IST | Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Preparations underway for the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal at Ramlila Ground. He will take oath as CM for the third time today.

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Kejriwal has also invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his swearing-in however the prime minister will be in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi to attend scheduled events during which he will inaugurate various developmental schemes.

On the eve of his swearing-in, Kejriwal held a dinner meeting of his ministers-designate to discuss the roadmap for development of the national capital, especially the initiatives that need to be prioritised in the coming three months.

Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia told reporters after the meeting that Kejriwal has asked all cabinet ministers, who will take oath on Sunday along with him, to work dedicatedly towards fulfilling the promises listed in the "guarantee card".

"We have been asked to start working towards fulfilling our promises in the guarantee card as soon as we are sworn in," he said.

The card, "10 guarantees of Kejriwal", was released by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener ahead of the Delhi assembly polls.

Kejriwal in the card gave certain guarantees to the people of Delhi, including plans to plant two crore saplings, clean the Yamuna river and reduce pollution in Delhi, over the next five years.

Kejriwal discussed roadmap for making Delhi as a global city

According to AAP functionaries, Kejriwal also discussed the roadmap for making Delhi a global city.

The Cabinet ministers designate deliberated upon the roadmap for Delhi's development, especially the initiatives that need to be prioritised in the coming three months.

(With inputs from PTI)

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