Kejriwal to be sworn-in as CM on Saturday
New Delhi: Exactly one year after he quit over Janlokpal issue, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will take oath on saturday at the historic Ramlila Ground as the eighth Chief Minister of Delhi, after leading AAP to a stupendous victory in the assembly polls trouncing BJP.
Kejriwal’s close confidant Manish Sisodia is likely to be sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister and another AAP leader Satyendra Jain may also make it for the second time. All others are first time MLAs -Jitendra Tomar, Gopal Rai, Sandeep Kumar and Asim Ahmed Khan- who are tipped to be part of the Kejriwal cabinet.
Shahdara MLA Ramniwas Goel could be the Speaker of the Assembly while Bandana Kumari, from Shalimar Bag constituency, will be Deputy Speaker, AAP sources said.
46-year-old Kejriwal, in a radio message, has already invited people of Delhi to his swearing in ceremony at the Ramlila ground –the protest venue of the anti-graft campaign over three years ago.
The municipal officials said preparations for the event were near complete.
Around 1,200 Delhi Police personnel will keep a tight vigil at the venue where a large crowd is expected to gather.
The Security Wing will secure the stage where Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Kejriwal and five other Ministers.
Kejriwal is expected to unveil his priorities for the government after taking oath.
He has already asked Chief Secretary D M Spolia to start work on a roadmap to implement AAP’s 70-point election manifesto.