Arvind Kejriwal ride metro to swearing-in ceremony tomorrow

Convenor of Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal is all set to become seventh and youngest chief minister of Delhi tomorrow.

He plans to use the public transportation of metro  rail to reach the venue, Ramlila Maidan for the swearing-in ceremony. He met Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung on Monday, staking claim to form a government.

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Earlier Kejriwal had refused the security cover offered by Delhi Police and even the official bungalow. He said that after assuming the power their first priority will be reducing power tariff by 50 percent, providing free water of 700 litres to each household, ending VIP culture and implementing Janlokpal Bill.

AAP’s 28 MLAs are being supported from outside by eight MLAs of Congress party to form the government.

Outgoing chief minister, Sheila Dikshit wished the party good luck and said that the Aam Aadmi party must fulfill the promises it made to the people. Sheila was defeated by Arvind Kejriwal in her by over 25,000 votes in her New Delhi constituency.

Meanwhile BJP accused that the AAP which fought the election on the anti-corruption plank, have the betrayed the people of Delhi by taking support of the Congress party to form government.

The AAP said that it conducted a referendum from people through website, phone calls, SMS and public meetings seeking their opinion. AAP party leader Manish Sisodia said that 74% people in Delhi favored AAP forming a government.

The election results on December 4 had indicated a hung assembly in Delhi with no clear majority for a single party.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 32 seats, AAP won 28 and Congress won 8 seats in the 70-member assembly. Since BJP decided not to form the government, governor invited AAP and the Congress party offered to help them reach the magic figure of 36 seats.

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  1. AAP is best December 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM - Reply

    All the best to Kejriwal. we need more such initiatives from politicians. Jai Ho!!

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