Highlights: Arvind Kejriwal begins third term as CM, Sisodia his deputy

AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (R) being sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Delhi by Lt Governor Anil Baijal. PTI
Arvind Kejriwal swearing-in live updates: Arvind Kejriwal, whose party stormed to power in Delhi took oath as Chief Minister of Delhi for the third term at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stormed to power by winning 62 of 70 seats. Along with Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Satyendra jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain, Rajendra Gautam also took oath as Cabinet ministers. 

AAP held on to the nearly 54 per cent votes it had got in the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls, while the BJP improved its tally with 38.51 per cent votes. The Congress party, which ruled Delhi for 15 years before being voted out in 2013, drew a blank.

"This is a win for Mother India," Kejriwal told his supporters after the verdict on February 11. he is likely to retain the Cabinet from 2015 with manish Sisodia his deputy and the Education Minister. 


3:02 PM IST A 'Chotu mufflerman' (child dressed as Kejriwal) during Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony, at Ramlila Maidan. PTI

2:55 PM IST AAP leader Manish Sisodia along with five other party leaders on Sunday took oath as ministers of the next Delhi government cabinet at Ramlila Maidan here, after the party managed to secure a landslide victory in 2020 Assembly polls. Manish Sisodia, Satyender Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain, and Rajendra Gautama were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. Read More Here

2:34 PM IST AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (R) being sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Delhi by Lt Governor Anil Baijal. PTI Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia (R) being sworn-in as a Minister in the Delhi Cabinet by Lt Governor Anil Baijal. PTI

1:27 PM IST Arvind Kejriwal, who took oath as Delhi chief minister for the third successive time on Sunday, said he wants to work in coordination with the Centre and also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's blessings for smooth governance of the national capital. Kejriwal said as the elections are over, the politics is also over and he has "forgiven" his opponents for the remarks they made during the poll campaign. Referring himself as Delhi's "son", he said this is not his victory but of every single Delhiite.   "We want to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's blessing for smooth governance of Delhi," Kejriwal said in his address at the Ramlila Maidan here after taking oath. In his earlier tenure, the AAP supremo had several run-ins with the Centre.

1:10 PM IST "चुनाव खत्म हो गया, आपने जिसको भी वोट दिया उससे फ़र्क नहीं पड़ता, अब आप सारे लोग मेरे परिवार का हिस्सा हो। सबके लिए काम करूंगा।": जनता का CM @ArvindKejriwal#MufflermanReturns pic.twitter.com/Dyhps6MptC — AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 16, 2020

1:09 PM IST Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the Delhi Assembly poll results indicate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah are not invincible. In his weekly column in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', its executive editor Raut criticised BJP's "religion-centric" political strategy while lauding the developmental works of the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government.

1:00 PM IST Little mufflerman take over Ramlila Maidan as kejriwal takes oath. Children dressed as AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal arrive at the Ramlila Maidan for his swearing-in ceremony. PTI

12:49 PM IST Responding to opposition quips over freebies, Kejriwal said that Kejriwal love Delhiwalas and this love is also free. Should I charge fee for education, health? We want a time when India will be known across the world and it has begun with the politics of work. 

12:45 PM IST Kejriwal had invited 50 people from different aspects of life who has contributed in Delhi's development. pegged as "Delhi ke Nirmata", Kejriwal said these people has made Delhi what it is and will strive to keep taking Delhi forward. 

12:42 PM IST A view of the crowd during swearing-in ceremony of the AAP government at the Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi A view of the crowd during swearing-in ceremony of the AAP government at the Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi

12:41 PM IST Senior AAP leader Satyendra Jain on Sunday took oath as a minister in the new Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government. Jain, who was re-elected as the Shakur Basti MLA in the February 8 polls, served as the health minister in the previous AAP government. He is likely to retain his portfolio. During his previous stint, mohalla clinic expansion and augmentation of facilities at hospital were his top priorities.

12:40 PM IST मैं अरविंद केजरीवाल ईश्वर की शपथ लेता हूँ ... #MufflermanReturns https://t.co/QhTw9isbRS — AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 16, 2020

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Look who is in Ramlila Maidan

A 'Chotu mufflerman' (child dressed as Kejriwal) during Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony, at Ramlila Maidan. PTI

AAP MLAs who will chair different Delhi govt depts for next 5 years

AAP leader Manish Sisodia along with five other party leaders on Sunday took oath as ministers of the next Delhi government cabinet at Ramlila Maidan here, after the party managed to secure a landslide victory in 2020 Assembly polls. Manish Sisodia, Satyender Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain, and Rajendra Gautama were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. Read More Here

In Pics: Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia being sworn-in as CM, Dy CM

AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (R) being sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Delhi by Lt Governor Anil Baijal. PTI
Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia (R) being sworn-in as a Minister in the Delhi Cabinet by Lt Governor Anil Baijal. PTI

Want to work with Centre for smooth governance of Delhi: Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal, who took oath as Delhi chief minister for the third successive time on Sunday, said he wants to work in coordination with the Centre and also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's blessings for smooth governance of the national capital. Kejriwal said as the elections are over, the politics is also over and he has "forgiven" his opponents for the remarks they made during the poll campaign. Referring himself as Delhi's "son", he said this is not his victory but of every single Delhiite.
 
"We want to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's blessing for smooth governance of Delhi," Kejriwal said in his address at the Ramlila Maidan here after taking oath. In his earlier tenure, the AAP supremo had several run-ins with the Centre.

I am your chief minister, no matter who you voted for: Kejriwal

Modi-Shah not invincible: Sanjay Raut on Delhi results

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the Delhi Assembly poll results indicate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah are not invincible. In his weekly column in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', its executive editor Raut criticised BJP's "religion-centric" political strategy while lauding the developmental works of the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government.

Little Kejriwals take over Ramlila Maidan

Little mufflerman take over Ramlila Maidan as kejriwal takes oath.

Children dressed as AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal arrive at the Ramlila Maidan for his swearing-in ceremony. PTI

Kejriwal love Delhiwalas: CM responds to opposition over freebies

Responding to opposition quips over freebies, Kejriwal said that Kejriwal love Delhiwalas and this love is also free. Should I charge fee for education, health? We want a time when India will be known across the world and it has begun with the politics of work. 

Kejriwal highlights 'Delhi ke Nirmata'

Kejriwal had invited 50 people from different aspects of life who has contributed in Delhi's development. pegged as "Delhi ke Nirmata", Kejriwal said these people has made Delhi what it is and will strive to keep taking Delhi forward. 

Massive crowd in Ramlila as Kejriwal addresses after taking oath

A view of the crowd during swearing-in ceremony of the AAP government at the Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi

A view of the crowd during swearing-in ceremony of the AAP government at the Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi

Kejriwal 3.0: Satyendra Jain takes oath as Delhi minister

Senior AAP leader Satyendra Jain on Sunday took oath as a minister in the new Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government. Jain, who was re-elected as the Shakur Basti MLA in the February 8 polls, served as the health minister in the previous AAP government. He is likely to retain his portfolio. During his previous stint, mohalla clinic expansion and augmentation of facilities at hospital were his top priorities.

Watch: Kejriwal addresses after taking oath as CM

Urge opposition and Centre to work together for Delhi: Kejriwal

I request my politcal opposition to forget the campaign and work together along with Centre to make Delhi number 1. I had requested PM Modi but he is busy in another evet but I want to urge the Centre to support us in taking Delhi forward: Kejriwal

I am everyone's CM, be it AAP, BJP or Congress: Kejriwal

I am everyone's chief minister no matter if you voted for AAP, BJP or Congress, says Kejriwal. he adds that have never treated anyone differently based on party politics. 

Will continue to bring happiness in Delhi: Kejriwal

This is a victory of youth, elderly and every citizen of Delhi. Our approach has been to bring happiness in the lives of every family and for the next five years we will continue to do so. 

Portfolio of Cabinet ministers to be announced later

While Kejriwal has hinted that the government will retain the ministers, any change in the portfolios will be announced later.

Here are new Cabinet ministers who will take oath with Kejriwal

Alongwith Arvind Kejriwal, the other MLAs who took oath as Cbinet ministers are

*Manish Sisodia
*Satyendra jain
*Gopal Rai
*Kailash Gehlot
*Imran Hussain
*Rajendra Gautam

Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi CM for third term

Arvind Kejriwal took the oath to be Chuief Minister of Delhi for third term. The oath was administered by LG Anil baijal at Ramlila Maidan.

Delhi throngs to Ramlila for Kejriwal's oath

The AAP had invited people of Delhi to Ramlila Maidan for the ceremony, while avoiding other senior political leaders from across the country. The party had also extended invitation to the winning MLAs from the BJP.

Arvind kejriwal is on the stage to take oath

Arvind Kejriwal is on the stage at Ramlila maidan to take oath as CM. he is joined by LG Anil Baijal and the probable cabinet ministers.

Manish Sisodia likely to retain Deputy CM post

I am going to take oath for the third time as a minister in the government. Heartfelt gratitude to the people of Delhi for this love and respect. 

 
 

Ramlila Maidan decked up for swearin-in ceremony

Ramlila Maidan decked up for swearing in ceremony. (AAP)
Massive gathering at Ramlila for Kejriwal's swearing in.  (AAP)
 

To continue work, Kejriwal to retain Cabinet from 2015

Taking to Twitter on Sunday morning, Kejriwal urged Delhiites to attend his oath-taking ceremony to bless "their son". Besides the AAP chief, his cabinet colleagues - Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Pal Gautam will also take oath.

 
 

Kejriwal set to take oath as Delhi CM

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the chief minister of Delhi for the third consecutive time on Sunday at the city's Ramlila Maidan where a multi-level security arrangement has been put in place. Read More

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