Historic day for Indian Democracy, Arvind Kejriwal becomes seventh CM of New Delhi
Historic day for Indian democracy, one circle completes, new journey began…
A story of ‘common man to become a special’ is a much buzzed talk across the nation. Today, with Kejriwal taking oath as the chief minister of Delhi, one circle has completed. It was the very same Ramlila ground where the fight for janlokpal and against corruption began.
While reaching the Ramlila ground, Kejriwal told media persons, “It is a beginning. The second fight for independence. Till this country gets freedom from corruption, famine and injustice, this fight will continue. It is the victory of the common man,” he said.
Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kejriwal and six other ministers at the Ramlila Maidan here.
In his speech, Kejriwal said, “The struggle was to give power to the people of Delhi. The fight is very long and we will need the support of people to end corruption in the capital and the country,” he said.
Mentioning the present political situation in the country, he said, “The main problems in the country arise due to dirty politics and we have to clean it.”
The audience was all excited with white caps, cheerful slogans and garlands for this ‘Aam Adami’. Kejriwal said that Anna Hazare was opposed to entering into politics. But Kejriwal insisted to clean the dirt by entering into politics.
The new chief minister of Delhi also warned his new MLAs and party workers. He said, “Don’t be arrogant: Kejriwal tells his MLAs and workers.”
The agitations, fasts did help Kejriwal and his team in Delhi elections. But the questions hover among the political experts, “will the AAP change the scene and become a trend setter?” “will Kejriwal fulfill AAP’s agenda for elections?” The questions are in numbers but Kejriwal said that AAP did not have a magic wand to solve all the problems. But yes, the common man’s entry into mainstream politics can change the politic’s image in citizens’ minds.
AAP has won 28 seats in New Delhi assembly elections and came to power with Congress’ support. Congress, the previous ruling party could win only eight seats in the elections.
Six ministers namely Manish Sisodia, Somnath Bharti, Rakhi Birla, Satyendra Jain, Saurabh Bharadwaj and Girish Soni also took oath of office and secrecy at the ceremony.
After the ceremony, Kejriwal visited Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat to pay homage along with his cabinet.