After AAP won a staggering 62 out of 70 seats, Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third consecutive time on Sunday. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, along with ministers Gopal Rai, Satyendra Jain, Rajendra Pal Gautam, Kailash Gahlot, and Imran Hussain, will be a part of his six-membered cabinet.
Scores of people gathered in the Ramlila Maidan to attend the swearing-in ceremony. People were seen holding the National flag and placards in support of the 3rd time Delhi Chief Minister. ‘Little Mufflerman’, the boy who was spotted dressed as Kejriwal on the counting day, was also seen at the oath-taking ceremony.
In his post-oath speech, Kejriwal said, “Today your son has taken oath for the third time as chief minister. This is not my win but yours – the people of Delhi. We will continue to work for the people of Delhi. In this elections, some people voted for AAP, some voted for BJP, some voted for Congress, some for other parties, but now that I have taken the oath I am everyone’s CM.”
Fifty people from various occupations were given a special invitation to be a part of the oath-taking ceremony. These were termed as the representatives of the work being done in the capital. Special seating arrangements were made for them on a stage right next to the podium where the ceremony took place.
Another highlight of his post-oath speech was his reply to the “freebies” remark made by the opposition. “Nature has provided every valuable thing in the world for free, be it mother’s love, father’s blessings or Shravan Kumar’s dedication. So, Kejriwal loves his people and hence this love is free,” said Kejriwal.
The 51-year-old politician who first shot to fame when he joined the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement, stepped into the world of politics in 2012. He launched the Aam Aadmi Party with the motive of fighting corruption.