Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM on Feb 14
Exactly a year after he had resigned as Delhi chief minister, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal will be taking oath as the CM again on February 14 at Ramlila Maidan.
“Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the Delhi Chief Minister on February 14 at Ramlila Maidan,” AAP leader Ashutosh said after the party's landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls.
After AAP had thrown a surprise by uprooting Congress out of power in 2013 Assembly elections as a debutant party, Kejriwal had taken oath as Delhi's seventh chief minister on December 28. However, after serving the government for 49 days, he had resigned on February 14 last year after his push for the anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill was blocked in the state Assembly by BJP and Congress.
This time, it was a crushing defeat for the BJP heavyweights including chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi. The BJP's "trump card", who was anointed as the party's face just weeks ahead of the polls, lost from Krishna Nagar, considered to be a "safe" seat. Bedi lost to AAP's SK Bagga.
Senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi, who had won from west Delhi's Janakpuri constituency for a record five times, lost to AAP's Rajesh Rishi.
Ram Vir Singh Bidhuri, former Delhi NCP president who was contesting from Badarpur area, lost to AAP's Narayan Dutt Sharma by a record margin of 47,583 votes.