PM Narendra Modi won't attend Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony
After securing a landslide victory in Delhi Assembly Elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
New Delhi: After securing a landslide victory in Delhi Assembly Elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Delhi CM-designate invited PM Modi for his Cabinet's swearing-in at Ramlila Maidan on February 14. However, the prime minister cited prior engagements and said he won't be able to attend the ceremony.
Kejriwal, who was accompanied by senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia, reached the PM's residence around 10:30 AM and the meeting lasted for around 15 minutes.
"Arvind told the Prime Minister that both the Centre and the state government enjoy strong majority, therefore, it is a golden opportunity for both to work together to make Delhi a better city," Sisodia told reporters after the meeting.
He added that the AAP Chief also raised the issue of full statehood with the Prime Minister.
Kejriwal along with another AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday met President Pranab Mukherjee. Both the leaders also met Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Both the senior BJP leaders assured Centre's full cooperation to the next Delhi government.
While meeting the Union Ministers, Kejriwal invited Rajnath and Naidu to his swearing-in ceremony.
The AAP is also expected to invite social activist Anna Hazare, BJP leader Kiran Bedi and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit for the oath-taking ceremony.
After AAP swept the Delhi polls on Tuesday in a landslide victory grabbing 67 seats in the 70-member Assembly, the Prime Minister had congratulated Kejriwal on his thumping victory and assured him of all support from the Centre for development of the national capital.