New Delhi: Explaining the open invitation extended to all Delhi people to the swearing-in of Arvind Kejriwal on February 16, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that those who run Delhi every day will be the chief guests of the event. They include doctors, teachers, bus and metro drivers, chartered accountants, police etc. All professions will have representation in the event Also Read - Kejriwal Swearing-in: Traffic Diversion Around Ramlila Maidan For Tomorrow
Delhi ke Nirmata: 50 people have been identified as chief guests who are Delhi people, including heads of schools, teachers, peons of schools, safai karamchari, bus marshals, the AAP leader said, a day ahead of the much-awaited swearing-in. Also Read - Arvind Kejriwal Swearing-in: Heads of Delhi Schools Asked to Attend Ceremony
The swearing-in has created a stir the moment AAP steered clear of politics and said that no CMs will be invited to the ceremony as it will be a Delhi-centric event. Elaborating on that, Sisodia said, “This is not a victory of politics. This is a victory of the dream and that dream belongs to the people of Delhi. They have been with us for the last five years. They will be with us in the coming five years as well. For example, the engineer who designed the Signature Bridge. He will be one of the chief guests of the event.”
Controversy over instruction to schools
The Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi has directed all heads of schools, along with 20 teachers, to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister-elect Arvind Kejriwal at the iconic Ramlila Maidan on Sunday.
This instruction has created an uproar as to whether teachers are being forced to join a political event or not. “Don’t listen to people who don’t know how to respect teachers. This is not a political programme. So many teachers want to attend the ceremony. They are calling me,” Manish Sisodia said.
Will PM Modi Come?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to the swearing-in ceremony. PM Modi will be in Varanasi where he will be inaugurating several projects. “No confirmation has been received yet,” Sisodia said.