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Economic Times | 16 Feb, 2020 | 02.26PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Oath Ceremony: Am the chief minister of people of all parties and faiths, says Delhi CM

Arvind Kejriwal and his 6 colleagues were sworn in at a colourful ceremony held at the Ramlila Maidan.

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01:14 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sings 'Hum honge kaamyaab' at his swearing-in ceremony

01:10 PM

Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi chief minister for third time

01:07 PM

In elections, some voted for AAP, while some for BJP and Congress.... but today when I took oath as Chief Minister of Delhi, I am chief minister for all. I am AAP's chief minister, BJP's chief minister and Congress chief minister and other parties as well

- Arvind Kejriwal

01:03 PM

'Little Mufflerman' at the venue

12:51 PM

Kejriwal is now , with the crowd singing along, singing 'Hum Honge Kamyab'. He ends his speech with that.

12:50 PM

Kejriwal: This new politics of governance which you have brought in will take the fame of India to all corners of the world.

12:48 PM

Kejriwal: Some people say that I give a lot of freebies to the public. Nature has ensured every valuable thing in the world is free, be it Mother's love, father's blessings or Shravan Kumar's dedication. Kejriwal loves the people of Delhi, and the people love him back. This love is free.

12:47 PM

Kejriwal felicitates the 'Delhi ke Nirmata' (Builders of Delhi). The list includes a list of safai karamcharis, students, teachers, doctors and bus marshals.

12:44 PM

Kejriwal: The common man of Delhi runs this city, not Kejriwal

12:43 PM

Kejriwal: People of Delhi have brought in the politics of governance, other states are taking note and following it.

12:39 PM

Kejriwal: Will work together with the Centre to make Delhi the number 1 city in the world

12:38 PM

Kejriwal: I want to work together with all people. There was a lot of politics during the campaign. Our rivals said a lot of things against us. we forgive all that today.

12:37 PM

Kejriwal: The election is over, the entire 2 crore people of Delhi will be part of my family. Irrespective of your party, religion or caste.

12:36 PM

Kejriwal: Some voted for AAP, some voted for BJP, others voted for Congress. But I am the CM of all the people. I will the CM of people of every party. I have never given step motherly treatment to any people.

12:34 PM

Kejriwal: The next five years also we will strive to see Delhi progress as fast as possible.

12:33 PM

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. This is the victory of every family in Delhi.

12:33 PM

Kejriwal begins his speech with the three slogans: Bharat Mata ki Jai , Inquilab Zindabad and Vande Mataram.

12:32 PM

LG Governor Anil Baijal has left the stage and CM Kejriwal is starting his speech.

12:30 PM

The oath taking ceremony is complete. The national anthem is being played.

12:29 PM

Rajendra Pal Gautam, the Dalit face of the Delhi cabinet, is being sworn in.

12:27 PM

Imran Hussain, who was environment in earlier cabinet, is being sworn in now.

12:24 PM

After Satyendra Jain, Gopal Rai takes the oath of office and secrecy

12:23 PM

BJP MLA Vijender Gupta at venue

12:21 PM

Satyendra Jain takes oath now.

12:20 PM

Manish Sisodia takes oath

12:19 PM

After Kejriwal was sworn in, Manish Sisodia takes oath. A loud cheer goes up for him. Not known for now whether he will remain Deputy CM.

12:18 PM

Kejriwal takes oath as CM for third time

12:15 PM

Arvind Kejriwal begins taking the oath of office and secrecy

12:15 PM

Arvind Kejriwal and team on the dais now. The swearing in ceremony has just begun.

12:14 PM

For Arvind Kejriwal, it all began at Ramlila Maidan

This is the third consecutive time when Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn-in at the historic ground. He had earlier taken the oath of office in 2013 and 2015 at the same venue. Ramlila Maidan served as the battleground for the 51-year-old bureaucrat-turned-politician during the India Against Corruption movement in 2011. The ground draws its name from the Ramlila that is staged there every year.The ground, located in the heart of the national capital, can accommodate over a lakh people. The venue has witnessed several events which shaped the landscape of Indian politics, be it former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri coining the famous 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' slogan in 1965, socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan addressing a gathering during the 'Total Revolution' movement in the 1970s, and several anti-Congress leaders coming in unison to form the Janata Party just after Emergency in 1977.
12:09 PM

Delhi people kept faith in us and trusted the work done by us in the past five years. They believed in development over hatred. We will fulfil ambitions of Delhi the 10 things mentioned in the guarantee card.

- Satyendra Jain

12:05 PM

No woman representation in Team Kejriwal

Indications are that Arvind Kejriwal's new cabinet will not have any female representation. Eight AAP women candidates -- Atishi, Rakhi Birla, Raj Kumari Dhillon, Preeti Tomar, Dhanwati Chandela, Parmila Tokas, Bhavna Gaur and Bandana Kumari have emerged victorious in the 2020 Assembly polls.
12:00 PM

Team Kejriwal at venue

11:59 AM

By inviting government functionaries to his swearing-in ceremony, Kejriwal is giving a message that he wants to work together with everyone. However, we have seen turmoil within the Delhi government in the past. We hope this new government will avoid those mistakes.

- GVL Narasimha Rao

11:55 AM

Lt; governor Anil Baijal has reached the venue, he is greeted by Kejriwal and his ministers.

11:54 AM

Kejriwal arrives at Ramlila Maidan

11:31 AM

50 people responsible for Delhi nirman to share stage with Kejriwal

Around 50 people from different walks of life who are responsible for 'Delhi nirman' will share the stage with Kejriwal during his swearing-in ceremony, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said. These people would include teachers, bus marshalls, sanitation workers and families of firefighters.
11:18 AM

The best way they (BJP MLAs) can cooperate with us in the Legislative Assembly is by remaining critical of the government's work. I want them to keep a strict eye over the government's functioning and work.

- Manish Sisodia

11:16 AM

A little bit of Bollywood at the venue

AAP supporters have turned the Ramlila Maidan festive. Thousands have already turned up with tricolours, party flags, posters and placards. They are playing patriotic songs, people have also painted tricolour on their faces.Some are wearing the AAP cap. There are traditional dances being enacted. A banner says 'Nayak 2 has come again'. The nod is to the 2001 Bollywood movie starring Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerjee. For readers in the south, that is a remake of S Shankar's own Mudhalvan starring Arjun and Manisha Koirala.
A little bit of Bollywood at the venue
10:52 AM

Delhi Police advisory on traffic regulations

10:49 AM

Kejriwal hosts a dinner of minister designates

On Saturday, Kejriwal called a dinner meeting of his ministers-designate to discuss the roadmap for Delhi's development
Kejriwal hosts a dinner of minister designates
10:47 AM

No Opposition show of strength

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was invited to the ceremony, but he had prior engagements in his constituency Varanasi. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Delhi are invited.The AAP had said no chief minister or political leader from other states will be part of the event as it will be a "Delhi-specific" ceremony. Which means it is not going to be an Oppn show of strength
10:38 AM

A banner at the venue calls it Nayak 2

10:34 AM

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

- Manish Sisodia

10:33 AM

Security arrangements at Ramlila Maidan

According to the police, 2,000 to 3,000 personnel from the Delhi Police and paramilitary forces, including the CRPF, will be deployed as part of the security arrangements. Drones are likely to be used for surveillance. 125 CCTV cameras have been placed and 12 LED screens have also been set up. Sitting arrangements have been made for at least 45,000 people.
10:31 AM

Come and bless your son, tweets Kejriwal

10:30 AM

Portfolio division in previous Delhi cabinet

  • During the 2015-2020 term, CM Kejriwal also looked after the Water Works Department.

  • His deputy Manish Sisodia headed the Finance, Education, Tourism, Planning, Land and Building, Vigilance,Services, Women and Child Affairs, Art, Culture and Language Departments.

  • Satyendar Jain was heading the Home, Health, Public Works Department, Power, Industries, Urban Development,Irrigation and Flood Control Departments.

  • Gopal Rai, the Babarpur MLA, was heading the Labour, Employment, Development and General Administration Departments.

  • Imran Hussain headed the Food and Supply, and the Elections Departments. Hussain was heading the Forest and Environment for most of the term but iwas later given to Kailash Gahlot.

  • Gahlot was also responsible for the Transport, Revenue, Law and Justice, Legislative Affairs, Information and Technology, and ddministrative Reforms Departments.

  • Rajendra Pal Gautam was responsible for the Social welfare, SC and ST, Cooperative and Gurudwara Elections Departments.
10:23 AM

An AAP fan at Ramlila Maidan

10:21 AM

A short while ago, Kejriwal, calling himself the son of Delhi, invited the people of the city again for his oath-taking ceremony.

10:20 AM

People have started pouring in at the Ramlila Maidan for the gala event. Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi chief minister at 12.15 p.m.

10:17 AM

Kejriwal is retaining his old team. Which means along with him, the 6 cabinet ministers are to be sworn in. They are: Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Pal Gautam.

10:13 AM

AAP has invited 50 people from different walks of life, who have contributed to Delhi's "nirman", to share the stage with Kejriwal.

10:12 AM

After a landslide election win AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the chief minister of Delhi for the third consecutive time today.

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