Arvind Kejriwal Oath Taking Ceremony Highlights: Want to work with Centre to continue Delhi’s development, says Kejriwal

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Arvind Kejriwal Oath Taking Ceremony, Arvind Kejriwal Swearing In Ceremony Live Updates: Six cabinet ministers, including Kejriwal's trusted Manish Sisodia were also administered oath by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

arvind kejriwal, delhi cm, ramlila maidanArvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi CM for the third time. (Photo/ANI)

Arvind Kejriwal Swearing In Ceremony: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal has started his third term as chief minister of Delhi. He took oath as the Delhi CM at Delhi’s historic Ramlila Maidan. Six cabinet ministers, including Kejriwal’s trusted Manish Sisodia were also administered oath by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. Satyender Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautam are the other ministers in the Kejriwal cabinet. “This is not my win, this is the victory of every Delhiite, of every family. In the last 5 years, our only effort has been to bring happiness and relief to every Delhiite,” Kejriwal said addressing the people after taking oath. Security was tightened and special traffic arrangements were made for the event. According to the AAP, over 50,000 people attended the event. Nearly 45,000 chairs were installed at Ramlila Maidan and as many as 12 large LED screens were installed so that people can witness the oath-taking of Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet. In the just held Assembly election, the Aam Aadmi Party pulled out a stunning victory, bagging 62 of the 70 Assembly seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party won the remaining eight seats. The Congress party, which ruled the national capital for 15 years, drew a blank.

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    12:48 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Elections over, politics over, time for work now: Kejriwal

    Elections are over, it doesn't matter who you voted for, now all Delhiites are my family. I will work for everyone, be it from any party, any religion, caste or strata of society, says Arvind Kejriwal at Ramlila Maidan

    12:42 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Seek PM Modi's blessings to make Delhi progress: Arvind Kejriwal

    I had invited PM Modi for the oath taking, however, he was busy and couldn't attend today's event. I seek PM Modi's blessings to take Delhi ahead and make it world class city. We want to work with the Centre for Delhi's progress, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal after taking oath at Ramlila Maidan.  

    12:38 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Will continue to bring happiness to every Delhiite:Arvind Kejriwal

    "This is not my win, this is the victory of every Delhiite, of every family. In the last 5 years, our only effort has been to bring happiness and relief to every Delhiite," Arvind Kejriwal said addressing people at Ramlila Maidan immediately after taking oath.

    12:25 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi CM for 3rd time

    Arvind Kejriwal has taken oath as Delhi Chief Minister for the third time. Kejriwal along with his six Cabinet colleagues Manish Sisodia, Satyender Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautam were administered the oath of the office by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal at the historic Ramlila Maidan. 

    12:02 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal oath taking ceremony to begin shortly

    Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Lieutenant Govenor Anil Baijal have arrived at Ramlila Maidan. The swearing in ceremony is slated to begin in a short while from now. 

    10:34 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    'Come to Ramlila Maidan to bless your son', Kejriwal tweets

    Arvind Kejriwal has invited people of Delhi to Ramlila Maidan for his oath taking ceremony. Kejriwal will be sworn in as Delhi CM for the third time a short while from now. "Will take oath for the third time today. Come to Ramlila Maidan to bless your son," Kejriwal tweeted. 

    10:12 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Nothing wrong retaining the same cabinet member: Manish Sisodia

    There is nothing wrong if Arvind Kejriwal ji thinks that the same cabinet should be repeated. People are happy with the work of the cabinet and we won the elections on basis of our work. We will continue to build and maintain the confidence of the people, AAP leader Manish Sisodia says.

    10:12 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Nothing wrong retaining the same cabinet member: Manish Sisodia

    There is nothing wrong if Arvind Kejriwal ji thinks that the same cabinet should be repeated. People are happy with the work of the cabinet and we won the elections on basis of our work. We will continue to build and maintain the confidence of the people, AAP leader Manish Sisodia says.

    09:51 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal retains power

    In this year's election, Kejriwal's party retained the power, bagging 62 of the 70 seats. Kejriwal repeated his triumph in the high-profile New Delhi constituency, defeating Bharatiya Janata Party's Sunil Kumar Yadav by a margin of 21,697 votes.

    09:41 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal's second term

    In 2015 too, Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony had taken place at Ramlila Maidan. It was held on February 14, coinciding with the Valentine's Day. The AAP had in 2015 stunned its opponents with a massive win in the assembly polls, clinching 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

    09:35 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal's first term

    In 2013 after the AAP's first poll victory, the swearing-in ceremony was held at the same venue. Over a lakh people had attended the event on December 29 that year. Kejriwal, however, resigned after 49 days.

    09:28 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal meets ministers-designate

    On the eve of swearing-in ceremony, Kejriwal called a dinner meeting of his ministers-designate to discuss the roadmap for Delhi's development, especially the initiatives that need to be prioritised in the coming three months. All the six ministers in the previous government -- Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautam -- have been retained.

    09:11 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    No CM, political leader from other states invited

    The AAP invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP MPs and MLAs from Delhi for the event. No chief minister or political leader from other states will be part of the event as it will be a "Delhi-specific" ceremony.

    09:07 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Tight security at Ramlila Maidan

    A large contingent of security personnel was given briefing by Delhi Police authorities at the Ramlila Maidan. Officials said 2,000 to 3,000 security personnel from the Delhi Police and paramilitary forces, including the CRPF, were being deployed for the ceremony which is scheduled to begin at 10 am. Drones were likely to be used for aerial surveillance.

    08:36 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Nearly 50,000 people to attend event

    According to Aam Aadmi Party's claim, nearly 50,000 people are expected to attend the event. AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal had on Thursday extended invitation to Delhiites to attend his oath-taking ceremony to bless their son. "Delhiites, your son is going to take oath of Delhi chief minister for the third time. You must come to bless your son. Sunday, February 16, 10 am, Ramlila Maidan," Kejriwal had tweeted in Hindi.

    08:24 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    'Baby Mufflerman' Aavyan Tomar is a special invitee

    'Baby Mufflerman' Aavyan Tomar, who stole the hearts when he dressed up as the AAP convenor on counting day, is a 'special invitee' at the ceremony.

    08:11 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal Oath Taking Ceremony: List of invitees

    Those invited include international tennis player Sumit Nagal, Delhi government school student and beneficiary of Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana who cracked IIT Vijay Kumar, mohalla clinic doctor Alka, bike ambulance service officer Yudhishtir Rathee, night shelter caretaker Shabina Naaz, bus marshall Arun Kumar, Signature bridge architect Ratan Jamshed Batliboi and metro pilot Nidhi Gupta.

    08:06 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal swearing-in event open for public

    Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said as this is an event open for public. "We are expecting a good number of people to turn up," he said.

    07:57 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Traffic regulations in place for Kejriwal's oath

    Traffic regulations will be in place in the area from 8 am to 2 pm. No commercial vehicles will be allowed from Rajghat Chowk and Delhi Gate Chowk towards Guru Nanak Dev Chowk via JLN Marg, Chatta Rail towards Delhi Gate Chowk via Netaji Subhash Marg, Paharganj Chowk towards Ajmeri Gate via Desh Bandu Gupta Road, Ram Charan Aggarwal Chowk towards Delhi Gate Chowk via Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, DDU Minto Road towards Kamla Market Chowk via Vivekanand Marg and Barakhamba, Tolstoy Road towards Ranjit Singh flyover.

    07:52 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal Oath Taking Ceremony Live: Latest visuals

    Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi on Sunday at 10 AM. This will be his third term.

    07:44 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    50 'special guests' to share stage with Arind Kejriwal

    Around 50 people from different walks of life who are 'Delhi ke Nirmata' and contributed to the development of the city during the last five years will share the stage with Kejriwal during his ceremony as special guests.

    07:36 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    'Dhanyawad Dilli' banners at Ramlila Maidan

    Big banners bearing messages like 'Dhanyawad Dilli' along with Arvind Kejriwal's image were put up in and around the historic Ramlila Maidan for the swearing-in of the AAP supremo as chief minister of Delhi for the third successive time.

    07:24 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in at 10 AM

    The AAP government's swearing-in ceremonyis scheduled to begin at 10 am and traffic regulations will be in place in the area from 8 am to 2 pm. The event will take place in Ramlila Maidan.

    07:22 (IST)16 Feb 2020
    Delhi CM-designate to take oath today

    Aam Aami Party national convener and Delhi-CM designate Arvind Kejriwal will take on Sunday. Six Cabinet ministers will also take oath along with Kejriwal.

    AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal retains power in Delhi. (PTI)In the Delhi Assembly polls, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal recorded a massive victory winning 62 of the 70 seats. The BJP bagged the remaining eight seats. The Congress drew a blank for the second consecutive time. While the AAP won 53.57 per cent votes, neraly 1 per cent less than its 2015 vote share, the BJP secured 38.5 per cent votes, an increase of six percent from its 2015 vote share.
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