'Be it BJP or Congress, I am everyone's CM': Arvind Kejriwal begins third term
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time. Kejriwal was administered the oath of the office and secrecy by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
As Kejriwal took oath of the office, thousands present at the Ramlila Maidan started chanting slogans in his support.
Apart from Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gahlot and Imran Hussain also took oath of the office.
Speaking at the Ramlila Maidan after his swearing-in ceremony, Kejriwal said that he is everyone's leader, irrespective of their party affiliation, adding that it never stopped him from working for others.
"In elections, some voted for AAP, while some for BJP and Congress.... but today when I took oath as Chief Minister of Delhi, I am Chief Minister for all. I am AAP's Chief Minister, BJP's Chief Minister and Congress Chief Minister and other parties as well," said Kejriwal.
In his address, Kejriwal said that he would like to develop the city-state with the Centre and make it number one in the world. He further said that he wants to seek the blessings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for smooth governance of Delhi.
"I had sent an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji for this event. He could not come maybe he is busy at some other event. But through this platform, I want to take blessings from PM ji and central government to develope Delhi and take it forward," said the Delhi Chief Minister.
He also said that he would like to forgive his opponents for their remarks they made against him during the election campaign, saying that everyone need to work together for the development of Delhi.
"I want to work by taking everyone along. We forgive our opponents for whatever remarks they made during poll campaign," Kejriwal added.
Kejriwal was on Sunday sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time in a row at Ramlila Maidan here, after his party registered a massive victory in the recently concluded Delhi Assembly polls. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
The AAP nearly repeated its 2015 performance in the elections, sweeping the Assembly polls winning 62 seats in the 70-member Assembly, in the face of a high-voltage campaign by the BJP, which fielded a battery of Union Ministers and Chief Ministers in its electioneering spearheaded by Home Minister Amit Shah.
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