New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, who took oath as Delhi Chief Minister for the third consecutive term on Sunday, met Union Home Minister Amit Shah today and termed the meeting as ‘fruitful’ and said that the two had a great meet.

The two leaders, during their meet at Amit Shah’s residence in North Block, discussed issues pertaining to the national capital and vowed to work collaboratively to resolve these issues.

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Soon after meeting Amit Shah, Delhi CM Kejriwal took to Twitter and wrote, "Met Hon'ble Home Minister Sh Amit Shah ji. Had a very good and fruitful meeting. Discussed several issues related to Delhi. Both of us agreed that we will work together for the development of Delhi".

This is the first meeting between the two rival leaders, who threw barbs at each other during the poll campaigns for Delhi Assembly Elections after Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party swept the elections with a thumping majority of 62 of 70 seats.

"It is a courtesy call. He is to seek Centre's cooperation to run Delhi government smoothly," said a senior Delhi government officer ahead of the meet between Amit Shah and Arvind Kejriwal.  

Arvind Kejriwal and his six ministers took oath at a mega ceremony at Ramlila Maidan, outside Delhi's iconic Red Fort, which was attended by a huge crowd. Kejriwal had invited PM Modi, BJP's seven Delhi MPs and the eight newly-elected BJP MLAs to his swearing-in ceremony, however, none attended the event.

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Later, PM Modi, who was in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi when Kejriwal took oath congratulated him on Twitter and wrote, “I congratulate Shri @ArvindKejriwal on taking oath as Delhi’s CM earlier today. Best wishes to him for a fruitful tenure”.

Replying to PM Modi’s congratulatory posts, Kejriwal, in a prompt response replied to his tweet and wrote, "Thank you for the warm wishes sir. I wish you could come today, but I understand you were busy. We must now work together towards making Delhi a city of pride for all Indians."

Kejriwal, after his party registered a massive victory in Delhi Assembly Elections said, “I love You, Dilliwalo Gazab Kar Diya Apne”, with a flying kiss aimed at the supporters gathered outside his party office.   

Posted By: Talib Khan