New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took oath as Delhi Chief Minister for a third time along with the same set of ministers he had in his last cabinet. The six ministers who were sworn-in at the Ramlila Maidan included Manish Sisodia, Satyender Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautam. The ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Govt Seals 20 Hotspots, Makes it Compulsory to Wear Masks on Streets | 10 Points
After returning as the Chief Minister of national capital, Kejriwal addressed the gathering and vowed to work for everyone, ‘be it from any party, any religion, caste or strata of society’. Also Read - As COVID-19 Cases Spike, Delhi Makes Wearing Masks Compulsory For Those Stepping Out of Houses
“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. Elections are over, it doesn’t matter who you voted for, now all Delhiites are my family”, stated Kejriwal. Also Read - Will Soon Find 'Sanjeevani' Against Coronavirus, Tweets Arvind Kejriwal; Wishes on Hanuman Jayanti
The AAP convener also sought PM Narendra Modi’s blessings for the development of Delhi. He said,”I invited PM Narendra Modi Ji for this programme but he could not come. I want to seek his blessings for the smooth governance and progress of Delhi”, said the Chief Minister.
Kejriwal, later, hit back at Opposition leaders who had criticised him for announcing ‘freebies’ in the run up to Delhi polls. “Some people say Kejriwal is giving everything for free. Nature has ensured every valuable thing in the world is free, be it Mother’s love, father’s blessings or Shravan Kumar’s dedication. So, Kejriwal loves his people and hence this love is free”, the Delhi CM asserted.
The Aam Aadmi Party had registered landslide victory in Delhi elections, bagging 62 seats in the 70-member Assembly, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) marginally improved its tally, managing just eight seats from its 2015’s tally of three seats. The Congress, which drew a blank in the previous elections, failed to open its account yet again.