Arvind Kejriwal gets surprise boost from Congress' Digvijay Singh over job as Delhi chief minister

PTI Posted online: Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013 at 0000 hrs
Bhopal : Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has congratulated AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal for taking the opportunity to serve the state of Delhi as chief minister.

"I am sure he would fulfil his promises," Digvijay Singh said in a tweet last night.

"Success of Arvind Kejriwal should now encourage all those who are bitter critics of politics and politicians to participate in electoral politics," Digvijay Singh said in a tweet.

Ending the fortnight-long dead lock, the Aam Aadmi Party had yesterday staked claim to form the government in the national capital with outside support from the Congress which it had trounced in the December 4 Assembly polls.

45-year-old Arvind Kejriwal, a civil society activist and former Indian Revenue Service officer whose party had stunned mainstream political parties in the Delhi Assembly polls, will take over as chief minister later this week.