Arvind Kejriwal and 6 ministers sworn in, begin third term in office

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16th February, 2020 02:02:40 printer

Arvind Kejriwal and 6 ministers sworn in, begin third term in office

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal was on Sunday sworn in as the chief minister of Delhi for the third time in a row as thousands cheered him on in the Ramlila Maidan in the heart of the national capital, reports Hindustan Times.

Next to take the oath of office was his right-hand man Manish Sisodia, who was similarly egged on by the crowd at the Ramlila Maidan, which was decked with tricolours, party flags, posters and placards.

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kejriwal and his six ministers.

Before the national anthem was played.

The AAP almost repeated its 2015 performance by winning 62 of the 70 seats in the Delhi assembly polls in the face of a high-voltage and bitter campaign by the BJP, which had fielded a battery of Union ministers, chief ministers, legislators to canvass for votes.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to win the rest of the eight seats from its earlier tally of three seats. Congress just like the last time drew a blank.


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