Arvind Kejriwal assures fulfilling poll promises, says people of Delhi will be CM

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 16:51

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will fulfill its promises mentioned in the party manifesto.

Reassuring the Delhiites, the AAP convenor said that his party will deliver promises on time and has also chalked out plans about how to provide 700 litres of free water to the people.
While addresing the media, Kejriwal appealed to the people to attned the swearing-in ceremony at Ramlila Maidan on December 28 (Saturday).

The AAP chief said, "Everyone is invited for the oath taking ceremony." He further said that people of Delhi would be the chief minister and not him.

45-year-old Kejriwal, who will be administered oath of office along with six AAP MLAs, at the historic Ramlila Maidan here said there will be no VIPs at the ceremony and "everyone is invited".

"It is open for all. No VIP is there. All `aam admi` will be present. You are all invited," he told reporters.

While calling upon people to come in large numbers at Ramlila ground for the swearing-in ceremony, Kejriwal said he will speak to his guru Anna Hazare and ask him to grace the occasion.

"Anna Hazare is my guru and I would personally talk to him on phone to invite him for the ceremony," he said.

"The invitation would be sent from the government`s side
and I had asked them to send an invitation to Hazare, Kiran Bedi and Justice Santosh Hegde," Kejriwal said.

In Ralegan Siddhi, Hazare said he would not be able to attend the ceremony on health grounds.

Kejriwal, who tapped into public anger to take the AAP to the corridors of power, will take oath on Saturday as Delhi`s seventh chief minister, with his party promising to "completely overhaul" the system. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at the Ramlila Maidan, where Anna Hazare fasted for 12 days for Jan Lokpal Bill with Kejriwal as one of his aides.

AAP has 28 seats while Congress with 8 has agreed to give it outside support. BJP is the single largest party with 31 seats in its kitty. The party had declined to form government citing lack of majority in the 70-member Assembly.

First Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 11:47
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