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CNG price hike: IGL MD meets CM Arvind Kejriwal

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 21:50

New Delhi: Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) Narendra Kumar met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday to discuss the hike in prices of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in Delhi.

"We have had a discussion with the CM and the transport minister. We do not want to say anything as of now," said Kumar.

"Mr. Kejriwal will tell brief you about it later," he said.

There has been speculation whether there would be reversal in the decision to hike prices, or a possible in fares of three wheelers.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal was sworn-in as the seventh chief minister of Delhi at noon on Saturday by Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung.

Along with Kejriwal, six other AAP MLAs were also administered oath of office and secrecy.

The swearing-in ceremony was witnessed by tens of thousands of people, a majority of them AAP supporters, who cheered boisterously as the oath was taken. They also waved coloured balloons and the tricolor.

Earlier, Kejriwal and AAP MLAs traveled to the formal swearing-in ceremony at Delhi`s Ram Lila Ground on the Delhi Metro.

Kejriwal becomes Delhi`s youngest chief minister today at the age of 45.

After the oath-taking ceremony, Kejriwal and AAP legislators will hold their first cabinet meeting. They are expected to work on Sunday as well.

He has been asked to prove his majority in the state assembly by January 3.

The former Indian Revenue Service official has promised to disassemble Delhi`s VIP culture. Neither he, nor other AAP lawmakers will use the flashing red lights that give politicians` cars the right of way on roads. They have also refused large government bungalows and say they want small flats as their official accommodation.

It was those principles and a declaration of war against corruption that gave AAP 28 seats and a second place finish in the December 4 elections.

The BJP and allies got the most -- 32 -- while the Congress finished third with just eight seats.

First Published: Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 21:50
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