Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal|IANS (File photo)

Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Chief Minister of Delhi

New Delhi, February 16, 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in for a third term as Chief Minister of Delhi at the historic Ramlila Maidan here this morning after he led his party to a spectacular victory in the February 8 Assembly elections.

Kejriwal, 51, was administered the oaths of office and secrecy by Lt Governor Anil Baijal.

Along with him, Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Pal Gautam were also sworn in as Ministers in his Cabinet.

In the 70-member Assembly, AAP won as many as 62 seats, leaving just eight for its main rival, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in power at the centre.

The Congress, which ruled Delhi for 15 consecutive years until Kejriwal arrived on the scene, drew a blank, as it had in the previous elections.

The BJP has now remained out of power in the National Capital Territory of Delhi for more than two decades.

Kejriwal's first term lasted for just two months from December 28, 2013 to February 14, 2014, after which Delhi came under President's Rule for about a year.

In February 2015, he led the AAP to a comprehensive win, bagging 67 of the 70 seats, leaving the BJP with just three.