Modi to give Kejriwal’s swearing-in a miss: It has been revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be attending Arvind Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony to be held at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday. Manish Sisodia, who accompanied Arvind Kejriwal to the PM’s residence said that the PM would not be able to attend the event.
He added that the two — Kejriwal and Modi — shared pleasantries and had a good talk wherein it was discussed that this was a golden opportunity for the Centre and state to work in unison for the progress of the nation’s capital.
Modi has a ‘chai pe charcha’ with Delhi CM-elect Kejriwal: Delhi Chief Minister-elect Arvind Kejriwal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s residence — 7 RCR. The AAP chief extended an invitation to Modi for the swearing-in ceremony, which is scheduled for Saturday noon at the Ramlila Maidan.
On Wednesday, Kejriwal had met Union ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Rajnath Singh at their residences where he made the demand of full statehood for Delhi. Later, he also met President Pranab Mukherjee.
Arvind Kejriwal swearing-in ceremony at 12 noon: Delhi CM-elect Arvind Kejriwal will take the oath of office at the Ramlila Maidan on Saturday at 12 pm, according to sources. There will be no road show, sources added. Along with Kejriwal, AAP’s Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain, Adarsh Shastri, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Jitender Tomar, Kapil Mishra, Sandeep Kumar and Asim Ahmed Khan are likely to be inducted into the Delhi cabinet.
Manish Sisodia to be Delhi’s deputy CM?: If sources are to be believed, Aam Aadmi Party’s Manish Sisodia, a close confidante of Arvind Kejriwal, is all set to be the next deputy chief minister of Delhi.
The Aam Aadmi Party is set to form government after its Delhi assembly election win. The party may keep three of its former ministers out of its new cabinet and is likely to give a “more prominent” role to senior party leader Manish Sisodia, sources have said earlier.