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Kejriwal takes oath as CM for third time

NEW DELHI, FEB 16 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 2/16/2020 12:04:05 PM IST

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the chief minister of Delhi for the third consecutive time on Sunday at Delhi’s iconic Ramlila Maidan. Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal administered the oath of office and secrecy.

Besides Kejriwal, all the six ministers in the previous government- Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gahlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautam- took oath as ministers. Several banners and posters bearing messages like “Dhanyawad Dilli (thank you Delhi)” along with Kejriwal’s image was put up on Saturday at Ramlila Maidan ahead of the oath-taking swearing ceremony which was “open to people of Delhi”.

Addressing his supporters after taking oath as chief minister, Kejriwal said his victory is the victory of every Delhiite. Kejriwal added that he has only worked to bring happiness in the lives of every Delhiites in the last five years. Calling for an end to political slugfest between AAP, BJP and Congress, he said, “I want to work by taking everyone along. We forgive our opponents for whatever remarks they made during campaign.” “I have never stopped anyone’s work based on which party they belong to. I invited PM Modi but he could not come but I wish for his blessings to fulfill my dreams of making Delhi the best State,” remarked Kejriwal.

Kejriwal had invited around 50 people from different walks (‘Delhi ke Nirmata’) who had  helped in the development of the city during the last five years--  tennis player Sumit Nagal, Delhi government school student and IITian Vijay Kumar, mohalla clinic doctor Alka, bike ambulance service officer Yudhishtir Rathee, night shelter caretaker Shabina Naaz, bus marshall Arun Kumar, Signature bridge architect RJ Batliboi and metro pilot Nidhi Gupta.

 

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