Bengaluru, Feb 14: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday was sworn in as the chief minister of Delhi. He took the the oath along with six other Cabinet ministers including Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai.
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2.30 pm: Manish Sisodia assumes office
1.08 pm: Ajay Maken tweets, wishes Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal has begun well on a positive note.
Wish him all the best and all support to him in his efforts FOR Delhi!
Kejriwal has begun well on a positive note. Wish him all the best and all support to him in his efforts FOR Delhi!— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) February 14, 2015
1.04 pm: Aam Aadmi Party workers are pure gold, sometimes am reduced to tears when I hear their stories: Arvind Kejriwal
1.02 pm: "I am a very small person, with a humble background. I don't need more than what I am accustomed to, with four-five rooms," Kejriwal said.
"Kiran Bedi is like my elder sister. Ajay Maken also has a lot of experience. We will consult both of them. Today I didnt take oath as CM of Delhi, you all have taken the oath. You all are the CMs of Delhi," Kejriwal said.
12.53 pm: "We will provide our complete cooperation to Delhi Police to ensure safety and security in the state. I know that the PM is very busy. He doesn't have so much time for Delhi. I have asked him to let us take care of Delhi. We will use your tax money for roads, parking, water. electricity, women safety. admission of kids...no money will go waste," says Arvind Kejriwal.
12.52 pm: I urge parties to stop politicising religion: Kejriwal
12.48 pm: "We will restart the anti-corruption phone line that we had started. Will make Delhi India's first corruption free state. Lokpal Bill is crucial for our government. We will work on it 24/7," said Arvind Kejriwal
12.46 pm: If anyone asks for a bribe, dont say no. Record the entire thing and bring it to me & we shall take action: Kejriwal
12.43 pm: "I will serve the people of Delhi for the next 5 years. We will not contest from any other state. If anybody with topi does gundagardi, make sure he is brought to justice whichever party he belongs to," Kejriwal said.
12.38 pm: "When the results came, it felt like it was raining seats for us," says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. "We're back after a year, were short of 8 seats last time. That has been made up for this time. I knew that Delhiites loved us, but didn't know that they loved us so much," said Kejriwal.
12.36 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raises slogan of "Vande Mataram" after taking oath
12.32 pm: Jitender Singh Tomar sworn in as cabinet minister in Delhi assembly.
12.28 pm: Gopal Rai takes oath as cabinet minister in Delhi assembly
12.26 pm: Satyendar Jain takes oath as a Cabinet minister at Ramlila Maidaan
12.22 pm: Asim Ahmed Khan takes oath as a Cabinet minister at Ramleela Maidaan
12.21 pm: Manish Sisodia takes oath at Ramlila Maidan
12.11 pm: Arvind Kejriwal reaches the podium to take oath as Delhi CM, waves to supporters gathered in large numbers
11.52 am: Arvind Kejriwal accompanied by Manish Sisodia reaches Ramlila ground for the swearing-in ceremony
11.36 am: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav present at Ramlila Maidan
11.30 am: First Delhi cabinet meeting after formation of new government at 4.30 pm today.
11.09 am: A new chapter in Indian politics is being written. We're overwhelmed: AAP's Raghav Chaddha to NDTV.
11.06 am: Arvind Kejriwal, family leave for Ramlila Maidan for the swearing in ceremony
10.54 am: Delhi : Sunita Kejriwal, wife of Arvind Kejriwal and other family members leave for swearing-in ceremony
10.35 am: 1 lakh viewers expected to be present at Arvind Kejriwal's second swearing in at Ramlila Maidan.
10.20 am: Manish Sisodia and Kumar Vishwas reach Arvind Kejriwal's residence in Kaushambi.
10.00 am: Security has been beefed up ahead of Arvind Kejriwal's swearing in ceremony. Around 3000 police personnel have been deployed at the venue.