Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national connvener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday extended an invite to Delhiites to attend his swearing-in ceremony at Ramlila Maidan on February 16.
Referring himself as “son of Delhi”, Kejriwal urged people of Delhi to attend the ceremony. “Delhiites, your son is going to take oath of Delhi Chief Minister for the third time. You must come to bless your son. Sunday, February 16, 10 am, Ramlila Maidan,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
Kejriwal has also written to party volunteers and supporters, saying that the AAP has got support from all corners that its ‘message of vote on work’ was effectively communicated, and in response, Delhiites showered their love. “I look forward to your continued support and conviction that together we can take this model of governance to people across our country,” Kejriwal said.
He said education, healthcare, water, electricity, women safety and empowerment, among others have now become winnable, mainstream electoral issues.
“Our work in providing these basic necessities has provided a dignified life for lakhs of needy people and opened up opportunities for them, besides growing economy. It has now set a new benchmark for honest politics and good governance for Governments across the country,” Kejriwal said in the letter.
Kejriwal, who returned to power with an impressive win, will take oath of office along with his team of Ministers. Kejriwal has taken oath as the Chief Minister twice before from Ramlila Maidan. The venue assumes significance as it was from this ground that Kejriwal, under the aegis of Anna Hazare, started anti-corruption agitation which got a nationwide response and also paved the way for him to form a political party.
AAP senior leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday had urged people to turn out in large numbers to witness the ceremony. “Everyone in Delhi is invited to come and bless their son, their brother, Arvind Kejriwal and take an oath for a better Delhi,” Sisodia said. He also lauded the efforts of voters to make the party win 62 out of the total 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly. “Heartiest congratulations to the people of Delhi. It has given huge respect to the politics of works,” he said.
Kejriwal has taken oath as the Chief Minister twice before from Ramlila Maidan. The venue assumes significance as it was from this ground that Kejriwal, under the aegis of Anna Hazare, started anti-corruption agitation which got a nationwide response and also paved the way for him to form a political party.
Sisodia had also expressed gratitude to the people of the national Capital for keeping faith in the party intact said, “People has given us a historic mandate and rejected the politics of hatred. For the first time in India people voted for the work. People have shown that the citizens of Delhi are pro-development and pro-work,” he said, adding that people of Delhi has made the politics of love win and rejected the politics of hatred.
The AAP returned to power winning 62 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly in the election held last week.