New Delhi: After receiving a huge mandate from Delhi voters for the third consecutive terms, it’s now time for planning the swearing-in ceremony. According to sources, the party plans a grand event. Arvind Kejriwal will meet the newly elected MLAs on Wednesday. (Full Coverage of Delhi Assembly Election 2020)
Here are five things to look out for
Why Not February 14?
In 2015, the oath-taking ceremony was on February 14. So, it was speculated that this time too it will be on the same day. But as only two days are left, the date can’t be locked yet. The swearing-in ceremony can take place on February 16 too.
Show of opposition strength
Arvind Kejriwal shares good political equation with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan etc. It is to be seen whether his oath-taking ceremony becomes a statement of the show of the opposition, or whether Kejriwal chooses to play safe and ditches opposition optics and concentrates only on Delhi.
After AAP stakes claim, the Lieutenant Governor will write to the President who, in turn, will issue a warrant appointing AAP legislative party leader as the chief minister. Then the CM will have to submit a list of Cabinet ministers. Since a number of first-timers were fielded this time, it will be interesting to see who gets which berth.
In 2013, when Arvind Kejriwal became the CM for the first time, he travelled in a metro train to reach the Ramlila Maidan. He didn’t repeat it in 2015. But there must be some Aam Aadmi magic in his swearing-in.
Delhi Assembly Election 2020 was one of the most bitterly fought contests in recent times. The war of words spilt from online campaigning to door-to-door campaigning. In this respect, it remains to be seen whether BJP leaders attend the ceremony.