Arvind Kejriwal Likely To Be Sworn In As Delhi Chief Minister On Feb. 16 At Ramlila Maidan
Arvind Kejriwal is likely to be sworn in as the Delhi chief minister for the third time on Feb. 16 at the Ramlila Maidan, sources said on Wednesday.
The newly elected AAP MLAs have chosen him as the leader of the legislature party, sources they. He will now stake claim to form government.
The swearing-in ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan also assumes significance as it was from this ground that he along with Anna Hazare led a massive anti-corruption agitation. He has taken oath as the chief minister twice before at the same venue.
On Wednesday, Kejriwal met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal at the Raj Niwas, a day after Aam Aadmi sweeping victory in Delhi elections. The meeting lasted around 15 minutes. Sources said the two discussed the oath-taking ceremony, which could take place over the weekend.
According to procedure, Kejriwal is also likely to tender his resignation to pave the way for his fresh swearing-in as the chief minister.
AAP swept the Delhi assembly elections, wining 62 out 70 seats, results declared by the Election Commission of India showed on Tuesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party won eight seats while the Congress drew a blank.