Kejriwal sworn-in as Delhi Chief Minister
Thousands of citizens and party supporters attended the ceremony. Lieutenant Governor Dr Najeeb Jung administered the oath of office to AAP Cabinet. Manish Sisodia, Asim Ahmed Khan, Sandeep Kumar, Satyendra Jain, Gopal Rai, Jitender Singh Tomar also sworn in as Delhi ministers.
Speaking on this occasion, Kejriwal said: “It is not I who has become the Chief Minister of Delhi, but each citizen of Delhi who has become its Chief Minister,”
AAP workers are gems and have left jobs for a better Delhi. He also wishes the Indian cricket team luck for the World Cup.
01.00 p.m.: “It is not I who has become the Chief Minister of Delhi, but each citizen of Delhi who has become its Chief Minister,” he says.
He adopted a politically accommodating posture and stated: “Kiran Bedi is like an elder sister. We will take help from her too. Ajay Maken has a long experience as a lawmaker. We will take his guidance too,”
Governments do not lack money, it is only a lack of intention” Kejriwal said adding “We want to end VIP culture in Delhi, as nobody likes it when a road is blocked for a Minister….. We will just get rid of the lal batti (red beacon light).”
Kejriwal informed the public that he has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi to leave the responsibility of running Delhi to Delhiites. “I met the Prime Minister and told him that we want constructive cooperation with the Centre,” he said adding for a long time, the BJP has been promising statehood for Delhi, but they haven’t been able to get the chance. I have told the Prime Minister that this is the best time and opportunity to do so.”
Lashing out at the church attacks in Delhi in the recent past, Kejriwal said that Delhi will not tolerate this. Regarding corruption, he reiterated the resolve to fight the menace and said that the people of Delhi should report against anyone asking for a bribe.
The Delhi chief minister ended his speech with shouts of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ and ‘Vande Mataram’.