Preparations for Arvind Kejriwal`s swearing-in ceremony to be decided today

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 07:35

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Secretary has called a meeting of senior officials on Tuesday to make preparations for the swearing-in ceremony of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal after he conveyed his party`s readiness to the Lt Governor to form a government in the national capital.
Sources in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) said it has been asked to keep the Ramlila Ground in Central Delhi ready for the oath-taking ceremony on December 26 as Kejriwal had conveyed to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung that he would like to have the event at the "historic venue" where anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare had held massive protests to demand passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

"The chief secretary has called a meeting tomorrow morning to discuss the preparations for the swearing-in ceremony at Ramlila Maidan, where NDMC`s commissioner has also been asked to participate," a senior NDMC official told PTI.
Officials said they will start formal preparations of the event only after getting communication from the President.

Sources also said that Kejriwal had told the Lt Governor that December 26 would be his preferred date for taking oath.

After meeting with Kejriwal, Jung had sent a report to President detailing him about AAP`s readiness to form a government with support from Congress. 

PTI

First Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 23:59

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