Arvind Kejriwal may take oath as Delhi CM on February 16


NEW DELHI: Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal is likely to be sworn in as the chief minister of Delhi on February 16 for the third time, PTI quoted sources as saying on Wednesday.


The oath-taking ceremony will be held at Ramlila Maidan, from where Kejriwal led the massive anti-corruption agitation along with Anna Hazare. He has taken oath as the chief minister twice before at the same venue.

The Aam Aadmi Party swept the Delhi Assembly polls bagging 62 out 70 seats and decimating its rivals BJP and Congress. The BJP bagged eight seats while the Congress drew a blank.

Earlier, Kejriwal met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal at the Raj Niwas in New Delhi and discussed with him the oath-taking ceremony. As per procedure, Kejriwal is also likely to tender his resignation to pave the way for his fresh swearing-in as the chief minister.

Later, the newly-elected Aam Aadmi Party MLAs chose Kejriwal as the leader of the Legislative Party.  Kejriwal met the MLAs at his official residence during which he was elected as the leader of the Legislative Party.

Briefing media in New Delhi this afternoon, party leader Manish Sisodia said that Mr Kejriwal will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister for the third time at Ramlila Maidan on 16th of this month. He said, Delhi will be made into a model where education, health, development are at the core.

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