Arvind Kejriwal today became 8th Chief Minister of Delhi after taking oath at the historic Ramlila Ground in Delhi.
It was only the second swearing in of a Delhi CM to be held in the open.
Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kejriwal and six other ministers as a large crowd cheered.
After taking oath, Kejriwal addressed the massive crowd unveiling the priorities of his government.
“We will bring Jan Lokpal Bill as soon as possible…We will also try to make Delhi the first corruption-free city in the country,” he said.
Six ministers — Manish Sisodia, Asim Ahmed Khan, Sandeep Kumar, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai and Jitender Singh Tomar also took oath of office and secrecy at the ceremony.
Highlights of Arvind Kejriwal’s speech:
We have come to power again. God has given us a full majority this time unlike the last time.
AAP workers have been saying they will contest polls from elsewhere now, it is not good.
People from every sect, religion, rich, poor everyone voted. God is trying to tell us something.
We will have to be careful not to allow arrogance to come in us because of a huge mandate.
It was due to our arrogance that we were over ambitious in the Lok Sabha elections, we were taught a lesson.
We will make Delhi corruption free.
We want to make a Delhi where everyone feels safe no matter what religion they follow, will work with the police.
Delhi Police doesn’t come under Delhi government but will work in cooperation. People of all religions will be safe.
Want to work with Centre, we want constructive co-operation to make Delhi a great place to live in.
We want to end the VIP culture in Delhi.
We will build hospitals and roads, make Delhi safe for women. Pay your taxes because we will put them to good use.
Kiran Bedi is like my sister. She has a distinguished career. Ajay Maken has political experience. We will consult both of them on how to improve Delhi.
I am a simple man. My house has four or five rooms. Wherever I live, I will only need four or five rooms. I will only take up as much space as I need to work.