AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi`s 7th CM today
To preside over the destiny of the national capital, Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal will become Delhi`s seventh and the youngest chief minister after the swearing-in ceremony at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday.
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New Delhi: To preside over the destiny of the national capital, Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal will become Delhi`s seventh and the youngest chief minister after the swearing-in ceremony at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday.
The activist-turned-politician will take oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi along with his cabinet ministers which include former journalists Manish Sisodia (41), Rakhi Birla (26), former lawyers Saurabh Bharadwaj (34), Somnath Bharti (39), architect Satyendra Jain (49) and businessman Girish Soni (49).
The Delhi`s chief minister designate has decided to use metro to get to Ramlila Maidan along with his cabinet ministers. Furthermore, NDMC has decorated the venue with fresh flowers and potted plants whereas the crowd management and security at the venue would be handled by Delhi Police.
Ramlila Maidan is the same venue where anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare along with Arvind Kejriwal carried their crusade against corruption in 2011. Besides Anna Hazare, those who have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony are former Supreme Court judge Santosh Hegde and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi. However, Kejriwal on Friday said that Hazare will not be able to attend the ceremony due to his poor health condition.
Anna and Kejriwal had parted ways when the latter decided to form his own political party.
45-year-old Kejriwal had defeated three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in New Delhi constituency by a huge margin of over 25,000 votes on December 8, 2013. The BJP along with its ally SAD won 32 seats, but the party declined to form the government citing lack of majority. Later, Kejriwal met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and handed over him a letter staking claim to form government with outside support from the Congress.