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AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday sworn in as Delhi’s chief minister by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung at the Ramlila Maidan along with six other ministers.Tens of thousands of Aam Aadmi Party supporters who had gathered at the sprawling ground in the heart of the capital since morning cheered loudly and waved AAP flags as Kejriwal took the oath of office and secrecy.
Addressing thousands at the Ramlila Maidan after taking oath as chief minister, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader pressed the need to make Delhi a full state.
In his second stint as chief minister, the 46-year-old struck a pragmatic note, saying he will periodically consult leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress on ways to develop Delhi.
Here are LIVE updates:
06:20 pm: Auto-rickshaw drivers in Faridabad in the National Capital Region (NCR) gave free rides to commuters to mark the swearing-in ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as the Delhi Chief Minister
04:16 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has not retained any ministry for himself.
04:12 pm: Satyendar Jain to be in charge of power ministry, health, industries, PWD: Manish Sisodia.
04:11 pm: Jitender Singh Tomar to be in charge of law and justice, home, tourism, art and culture: Manish Sisodia.
04:10 pm: Asim Ahmed Khan will look after the food and civil supply, environment and forest, and election departments: Manish Sisodia.
04:08 pm: Gopal Rai incharge of transport, development, labor, general administration department and employement: Manish Sisodia.
04:07 pm: Sandeep Kumar will be taking care of the Ministry of Women and Child Social Welfare, Language, SC/ST: Manish Sisodia.
04:05 pm: We had a meeting with the CM and allocation of portfolios for the ministers was done: Manish Sisodia.
03:46 pm: Jitender Singh Tomar takes charge as Cabinet minister of Delhi.
03:18 pm: AAP has a big opportunity. They should be given time to prove themselves: BJP leader GVLN Rao.
03:05 pm: 02:59 pm: 02:44 pm: 02:17 pm: Actor Huma Qureshi questions the absence of female representation in Kejriwal Cabinet.
02:10 pm: Congratulations to AAP. We want the promises that AAP made to be fulfilled: Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi.
01:44 pm: Satyendar Jain takes charge of the Health Ministry.
01:40 pm: Delhi Cabinet’s meeting postponed due to ill health of CM Arvind Kejriwal.
01:36 pm: Arvind Kejriwal also takes charge of finance, power and water portfolios.
01:25 pm: 01:20 pm: Arvind Kejriwal takes charge as the Chief Minister of Delhi.01:15 pm:
01:12 pm: 01:08 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ends his speech at Ramlila Maidan.
01:03 pm: I am a simple man. My house has four or five rooms. Wherever I live, I will only need four or five rooms. I will only take up as much space as I need to work: Arvind Kejriwal.
01:02 pm: Kiran Bedi is like my sister. She has a distinguished career. Ajay Maken has political experience. We will consult both of them on how to improve Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal.
01:00 pm: We will build hospitals and roads, make Delhi safe for women. Pay your taxes because we will put them to good use: Arvind Kejriwal.
12:58 pm: We want to end the VIP culture in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal.
12:56 pm: Want to work with Centre, we want constructive co-operation to make Delhi a great place to live in: Arvind Kejriwal.
12:53 pm: Delhi Police doesn’t come under Delhi government but will work in cooperation. People of all religions will be safe: Kejriwal.
12:50 pm: We want to make a Delhi where everyone feels safe no matter what religion they follow, will work with the police: Kejriwal.
12:48 pm: We will make Delhi corruption free: Arvind Kejriwal.
12:47 pm: It was due to our arrogance that we were over ambitious in the Lok Sabha elections, we were taught a lesson: Kejriwal.
12:46 pm: We will have to be careful not to allow arrogance to come in us because of a huge mandate: Arvind Kejriwal.
12:45 pm: People from every sect, religion, rich, poor everyone voted. God is trying to tell us something: Arvind Kejriwal.
12:44 pm: AAP workers have been saying they will contest polls from elsewhere now, it is not good: Arvind Kejriwal.
12:42 pm: We have come to power again. God has given us a full majority this time unlike the last time: Arvind Kejriwal.
12:38 pm: Inquilab zindabad, Arvind Kejriwal’s first words after taking oath.
12:32 pm: AAP MLA from Tri Nagar Jitendra Singh Tomar takes oath.
12:30 pm: AAP MLA from Babarpur Gopal Rai takes oath.
12:26 pm: AAP MLA from Shakur Basti Satyendra Jain takes oath.12:24 pm: AAP MLA from Sultanpur Majra Sandeep Kumar takes oath.
12:22 pm: AAP MLA from Matia Mahal Asim Ahmed Khan takes oath.
12:18 pm: Manish Sisodia takes oath as Delhi Cabinet minister. 12:14 pm: Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi chief minister for second time.
12:06 pm: 12:04 pm: 12:01 pm: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal with his Cabinet ministers.AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal with his Cabinet ministers.11:59 am:
11:54 am: Arvind Kejriwal arrives at Ramlila Maidan for swearing-in ceremony.11:42 am: Six ministers to take oath along with Arvind Kejriwal at Ramlila Maidan.
11:40 am: Arvind Kejriwal to reach Ramlila Maidan shortly.
11:20 am: Thousands await Arvind Kejriwal’s return as Delhi chief minister at Ramlila Maidan.
11:16 am: Ahead of swearing-in, Arvind Kejriwal’s new look.
11:08 am: Manish Sisodia, Ashish Khaitan and Kumar Vishwas accompany Arvind Kejriwal.
11:01 am: Arvind Kejriwal leaves his residence for swearing-in ceremony.
10:35 am: 10:30 am: The stage is all set for the swearing in ceremony at Ramlila Maidan.10:27 am:
10:15 am:10:04 am: Actor and AAP member Javed Jaffrey with Arvind Kejriwal.
10:03 am: Manish Sisodia and Kumar Vishwas reach Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in Kaushambi.
09:57 am: It is important day for swaraj: Kumar Vishwas. 09 :47 am: 09:44 am: 09:38 am: Delhi Cabinet meeting unlikely to take place today due to Arvind Kejriwal’s illness.
09:26 am: Arvind Kejriwal undergoes medical check-up at his home, doctors have advised him to take complete rest.
09:17 am: 1 lakh viewers expected at Arvind Kejriwal’s second swearing in.
09:11 am: There is dedication to change the system, work will automatically follow: Satyendra Jain’s wife.
09:06 am: We will take forward the campaign of good intention and honest work culture that we undertook in the 49-day government: AAP leader Gopal Rai.
09:01 am: It may take some time but all promises will be fulfilled: Seema Sisodia, Manish Sisodia’s wife.
08:59 am: All 67 MLAs will be given responsibilities, Our priority is to fulfill promises that we made to the pple: Satyendra Jain.
08:54 am: I have come from Dubai and very happy: Actor and AAP member Javed Jaffrey. 08:49 am: AAP leader Manish Sisodia says they have to work with honesty. 08:48 am: Arvind Kejriwal to take charge as Delhi chief minister at 2:30 pm.
08:47 am: Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi chief minister in Ramlila Maidan at 12 noon.
08:45 am: Preparations are in full swing at the Ramlila Maidan for Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony with a massive crowd expected to converge on the historic ground.
08:40 am: Security personnel drawn from ITBP, CRPF, CISF, SSB and Delhi Police have been deployed at the Ramlila Maidan.
08:35 am: Arvind Kejriwal’s close confidant Manish Sisodia is likely to be sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister and another AAP leader Satyendra Jain may also make it for the second time. All others are first time MLAs -Jitendra Tomar, Gopal Rai, Sandeep Kumar and Asim Ahmed Khan- who are tipped to be part of the Kejriwal Cabinet.
08:30 am: Kejriwal, in a radio message, has already invited people of Delhi to his swearing in ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan–the protest venue of the anti-graft campaign over three years ago.
08:25 am: Around 1,200 Delhi Police personnel will keep a tight vigil at the Ramlila Maidan where a large crowd is expected to gather.
08:20 am: Kejriwal is expected to unveil his priorities for the government after taking oath.
08:15 am: Arvind Kejriwal will travel by car, accompanied by his family, to the venue of swearing-in ceremony at Ramlila Maidan.
08:10 am: According to a traffic advisory, traffic congestion is expected in the areas of New Delhi and Central Delhi. These roads would be affected between 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday (depending upon the conclusion of the ceremony). The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 12:00 noon.
08:05 am: Kejriwal is set to take oath as chief minister along with his Cabinet on Saturday at the historic Ramlila Maidan, the protest venue of the anti-graft campaigners over three years ago.
08:00 am: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday night appointed AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister and six other party leaders as Cabinet ministers, four of whom are first time legislators, and signed an order to revoke Central rule from Saturday.