- We will start a membership drive called 'Main Bhi Aam Aadmi' from January 10 throughout the country
- Our membership drive, 'Main Bhi Aam Aadmi', will be held from January 10-26. There's no fee involved.
- We have deviced a mechanism and made guidelines to select our Lok Sabha candidate.
Before the trust vote, in a short speech to close the debate on it, Mr Kejriwal said the aam aadmi or common man wants honest politics.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's blue WagonR drew much attention as he drove down from his home in suburban Ghaziabad, to Delhi's legislative assembly on Thursday morning.
Determined to spread its wings, the AAP has stepped up fund collection and is urging supporters to donate Rs. 2,014 -- marking the year when the Lok Sabha election will be held.
In his speech in the Delhi Assembly today, Arvind Kejriwal, the 45-year-old chief minister of Delhi, deftly displayed the political vocabulary that powered his outsized victory in the recent elections.
- This is a win for truth and honesty and of the people of Delhi. Now there is a big challenge ahead of us
- After our announcement of porta cabins for rain basera we have received many calls from people volunteering to pay for them
- We will not spare anyone accused of graft. I assure you with all the resources at my command
- Most important thing on the agenda now is the Jan Lokpal Bill for Delhi
- We will have a special session for Lokpal Bill
- Speaker's election is not a challenge for us. Anyone can become speaker. It makes no difference to us
Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi, today proved in the state legislature that his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi.
- Committed to uncovering and punishing corruption
- Middle class is aam aadmi, street food vendor is aam admi, anyone who wants to banish corruption is aam aadmi
- Anyone who wants to promote corruption whether he is rich or poor is khaas aadmi
- We had never imagined we would start a party
- We must reflect on why we were driven to do this, to fight elections
- We are not here today to save this government
- We have to accept this country's politics is entrenched in graft
- Water, electricity, roads are poor because of these politics
- Two years ago, the aam Indian said let's clean up the system. Politicians responded by taunting them - let's see if you can contest elections, run for elections without huge funds
- This was a big mistake for traditional parties
- On December 4, there was a miracle. The aam aadmi won
- I did not believe in God but I now do. I believe that truth can never lose
- The question before this house is which of its members is standing with the common man in this fight against corruption
- This VIP culture should end. The second issue is of the Jan Lokpal Bill. The existing Lokayukta law in Delhi is very weak. We want a strong anti-graft law
- The officers should be enabled to deliver within a stipulated time and if they don't then there should be a penalty under this new law
- In Delhi, people can't get ration cards made...
- The government doesn't do what the people want... we want the people to decide where public funds should be used in their area
- This is called Swaraaj - the people's rule - and this is what we want to do in Delhi
- Delhi should get the status of a full state - all parties have been demanding that
- We want power companies should be audited - and also want to give people water at discounted rates
- We have to find a solution to how we can improve the lives of those living in slum-clusters and unauthorised colonies
- We also want to stop the exploitation of those working on contract
- We need to improve the lot of traders in Delhi - we are opposed to FDI in retail and so is the BJP and I see no divergence there
- We need to improve the living standards of Delhi's villages and its farmers - they get no subsidy...
- Donations in private schools should be stopped and the standards of government schools must be improved
- We want to provide the best treatment in government hospitals
- For women's safety, we want to form mahila suraksha dals
- Every convention has been broken by AAP
- I feared that they would take even this House to the Ramlila Maidan
- The chief minister says he is looking for a two-roomed house. I suggest he go stay in a rain-basera... him and all his ministers
- Sloganeering is a different thing and walking into the House with facts is a different thing... the government is not there to spend public money but also get revenue for the exchequer
- People in Delhi don't want 700 litres of water, they want clean water
- This government believes in drama (natak wali sarkar nahin chalegi)
- In winters, there is no shortage of electricity or water
The BJP's Harsh Vardhan, a genial, much-respected medical doctor from east Delhi has been a BJP legislator for the last 20 years. The Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely for 15.
We are paying for our mistakes. But consider for a moment. Even after this so called wave, you are still on that side of the House. Upar waale ke daard ke khilaf koi nahin lad sakata.
Over confidence is not good - you will remain chief ministers in -waiting.
We are ready for action against corruption and we have considered all aspects before extending support.
If there has been corruption anywhere, whether in the MCD or Delhi government - there should be action taken against it. I state this on record on behalf of the my party.
We have supported them because we did not want elections again in Delhi.
We had the least to lose if there were re-polls; we acted as a responsible political party.
All political parties are in politics because they want to be in power. But that alone is not the driving force - we have to respect the wishes of the people.
I urge you not to act in haste - cites examples of the water rates. Water has become more expensive for most people - your scheme will benefit about 5 lakh people - most of whom live in areas like GK, Defence Colony & Vasant Kunj.
Jab tak aap Delhi ki janta ke hit me faisla karte hain, aapki sarkar ko koi khatra nai hain.
Aap keh rahein they solar energy laga denge, bijli ke bill kam karenge... Opposition mein baith kar aadmi kuch bhi laga dein. Mukhiji, aap ko 15 saal ka experience hain... hum toh naye naye Opposition mein aaye hain.
How can you announce subsidy? This assembly has that power. This assembly hasn't even cleared power subsidy yet. We have on record that the power department has no money for subsidy. The House is yet to pass the budget.
Your officers are misguiding you, the subsidy on power will cost 315 crores and not 200 crores as you have said. If you continue this after March, it will cost more than Rs 1,350 crore.
- For the last 15 years, Sheila Dikshit was the Chief Minister - today Arvind Kejriwal is the CM.
- When his party emerged, people of this country saw new hope
- Though the party emerged due to Anna Hazare's movement, Anna Hazare decided to stay out of politics.
- We were invited by the Lt Governor to form the government.
- The party that was ruling this house for 15 years shrunk to 8 - the party with the most number of seats is in the Opposition and the party that finished second is now in government.
- Arvind Kejriwal had sworn that he would neither support nor take support of the Congress party.
- In 15 years of Congress rule , there have been many scams. Our party kept highlighting these.
- I heard Mr Kejriwal saying if Dr Harsh vardhan had any evidence he should share it with us. I want to ask the chief minister, why he claimed that he would act against the corrupt people in Congress if he had no evidence?
- I don't know what compelled him to seek support from the Congress - a party that was shown the door by the people in these elections.
- Manish Sisodia said that this house in representative of the people of Delhi. They why are they negating the mandate of the people and taking the Congress party's support.
- Why have they gone the route of these surveys, sms-es which they did themselves?
- In Delhi, no MLA can use red beacons. The Supreme Court order is a year old. But the manner in which you presented facts here made it seemed like the onus of cleaning up politics lay only with you.
- You didn't want security - but at least 4000 policemen were deployed for your security at Ram Lila Maidan.
- You wanted to travel in the metro - they ran a special train for you, thousands of security personnel were deployed. There is nothing special about using the metro.
- I have been using the metro to commute from Krishna Nagar to Dwarka where my children stay - I have never invited the media to highlight this.
- We are also for clean politics - but do we need to demonstrate in this manner. We have thought hard about supporting this government in this trust vote.
- We did not want to indulge in any horse-trading. We did not have the numbers and chose to sit in the Opposition.
- There are many questions about Arvind Kejriwal - which the people of this country want to know.
- According to Ford Foundation, your organisation has received funding of over 3,000 dollars.
- Will the Delhi government give an assurance that such foreign funding for political and non-political endeavours will be investigated?
- A household of 5 people, on an average, uses more than 660 litres of water. Why have you raised the prices of water supply? (Speaker interrupts Harsh Vardhan, says, "From the one-and-a-half hours allotted to your party you have spoken now for over 40 minutes. Maybe your other colleagues would also like to speak?" The House erupts in laughter.)
- We want to know when will you roll back the price hikes in CNG, water bills. Why is the Delhi government wanting to spend their money to subsidize power?
- We can do anything but we will stick to our nationalism. Arvind Kejriwal should apologise in this House for his Kashmir remark or when he said MC Sharma was killed in a 'fake 'encounter.
- What moral majority do you talk about? I have been an MLA for 20 years. I am here to serve the people. What sacrifice are you talking about?
- You don't have any right to talk about cleaning the system. You have compromised with corruption.
- You will take support from the Congress and then say - we asked the people. The people had spoken when they voted the Congress out.
- We have gathered for a very historic occasion and the hopes of the country are pinned on us.
- The people of Delhi have given us a moral mandate
- Our intention is not just to form the government but take some issues of the people forward
- We want to end VIP culture, bring a strong anti-corruption Lokpal law.
- We want to regularise contractual workers working for the government.
- We want to improve schools, hospitals so that the common man has easy access.
- We stand here in the hope that we can oppose FDI in retail and help the traders in Delhi.
- We have formed the government but we are faced with a dilemma - we got 28 seats and we were short of a majority. However, we had the moral responsibility to form the government.
- We went to the people and asked what they thought - and they told us to form the government.
- The issues I have highlighted are not issues specific to any party - they are the issues of the people.
- Vinod Kumar Binny
- Madan Lal
- Rakhi Birla
- Saurabh Bhardwaj
- Arvind Kejriwal
- Haroon Yusuf
- Arvinder Singh Lovely
- Janta ka vishwas hai is sarkar par (The people trust this government)
- 5 dino mein logon ko aur bhi yakin hone laga hai ki yeh aam janta ki sarkar hai (Within five days, the people have started realising that this government is of the people)
- Hum satta ke liye yahan nahi aayen hain.. hume koi dar nahi hai (We haven't come for power and that's why we are not afraid)
- Agar hume satta me rahna hota tabhi dar hota (We would have been afraid only if we had sought power)
- Congress is still on the same stand we have mentioned in letter that we have written on 13th December.
- Today is our first meeting.
- We have taken some resolutions.
- We have taken a resolution to put pressure the government on food security bill implementation and other policies.
- We still stand on our word that we have mentioned in the letter.
- We are continuing to give outside support to AAP.
- They can bring in investigations if there are any allegations.
- If he has become a CM, it is his right to investigate any corruption charges.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has repeatedly said that with 28 legislators, he cannot vouch for the stability of his minority government, which depends on the Congress' support to meet the requirement of 36 in the House. He will prove majority today with a trust vote.
- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to leave for Vidhan Sabha at around 12:30 pm
- Manish Sisodia to move the motion in the House at 2 pm
- Following are the speakers from AAP during debate: Rakhi Birla, Vinod Kumar Binny, Madan Lal, Rajesh Garg, Jagdeep, Saurabh Bharadwaj
- Debate may take 3-4 hours
- There will be voting on motion if situation arises
Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, faces his next political test today. He has to seek a confidence vote to prove that his party has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi.
12:30-1.00 pm: AAP MLAs will be meeting in the assembly.
2.00 pm: Arvind Kejriwal's speech expected on the floor of the House.
5.00 pm: Voting expected.
The first session of the new Delhi assembly begins today - a seven-day sitting in which Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has to prove majority on the floor of the House.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has skipped office due to ill health, is recovering well and is expected to attend office tomorrow, Health Minister Satyendra Jain said today.
The Delhi government decided to issue 5,500 inter-state permits for auto rickshaws to travel within the National Capital Region (NCR) territory.
Constable Vinod Kumar was beaten to death on Saturday, allegedly by bootleggers in Ghitorni village of south Delhi during a raid.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unwell and stayed home on Monday. But his six ministers, none of whom has held such an office before, had a rough first day at the Delhi secretariat.
Six Aam Aadmi Party ministers to hold darbar at 12 pm at Delhi government headquarters; VIP gates will be opened to public.
Arvind Kejriwal is unwell and will not attend office on Monday, his third day as Delhi's chief minister. But he is reportedly keen to pass an executive order to provide 700 litres of free water to every household in the capital.
Hours after taking oath today, the Delhi cabinet decided that no minister or government official will be allowed to use the red beacon or lal batti that signals a VIP's car and confers right of way. (Read more)
Delhi's new Women and Child Social Welfare Minister Rakhi Birla, one of the youngest cabinet ministers, says the issue of women's security is extremely close to her heart and her ministry is working on several draft plans.
Nine senior bureaucrats, including the CEO of the Delhi Jal Board, have been transferred by Arvind Kejriwal, who took charge of the Delhi government today.
- The December 16 gang-rape was a moment which has impacted me personally
- Ensuring security to women will be what we will be taking first hand
- We are in touch with ex-army men to talk out a plan for the ministry
- Women security will be our top priority
- I am appalled by the way policing has been done so far
- There is no time to waste and we are already holding meeting for revamping women security in the capital
- We will also ensure that speedy trials happen in cases related to women exploitation
- Have already asked for a feedback from few judges/ex-judges on how to implement it
- Will keep a close watch on the donation system
- We will prioritise nursery admissions
- I feel AAP will fulfill their promises
- AAP has struggled so they will be able to face those challenges.
- I congratulate Kejriwal now that he is officially the Chief Minister
- No Private Security Officer (PSO) and escort vehicle to be provided to officials. Security to be allowed based on threat perception.
- No minister or official in Delhi government will use red beacon.
- Faces used to change but system had always been the same. This time something amazing happened.
- The bureaucracy is a bit worried.
- I told them that honest people need not to be scared; I am not going to do witch-hunting.
- I told them to work with honesty; honesty will be rewarded.
- Till now dishonest officers were rewarded and honest officers were sidelined.
- Now it will be the opposite.
- I have told them to read the manifesto.
- The main motive is to serve the people and if they face any legal hinderance they can come to me for help.
- I congratulate him.
- He has worked hard to stabilize the government.
- We hope he puts full efforts in fulfilling his promises.
- It is a conspiracy that he has taken support from Congress.
- They have to answer for this.
- With Kejriwal's statement that he doesn't want any government vehicles is an indication that his tenure is not going to be very long.
- Kejriwal has entered the category of 'Khaas aadmi'; he is not an 'aam aadmi' anymore.
- We need to welcome Kejriwal for his new policies.
- With their principles, AAP has to keep people in mind.
- It is evident that AAP is fighting against communal forces by taking support from Congress.
- Only time can decide how able AAP is in fighting against two major political parties.
- All our good wishes are for Kejriwal.
- New government is formed. There will be new hopes and expectations.
- He is setting a good example.
- Our wishes for him to implement his promises.
Wearing his trademark white cap, Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in today as Delhi's youngest chief minister, as an estimated one lakh people cheered for him at Ram Lila Maidan, a massive public park in the heart of the city.
Soon after assuming charge as Delhi's seventh chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal held a press conference where he announced the portfolios of the six members of his Cabinet.
- I don't see any change in this.
- All the formulae that Kejriwal is implementing are already tried and tested.
- All the Cabinet ministers along with him have used Metro. It shouldn't be a one-day drama like what Veerappa Moily has done.
- With all this drama, there will be no solution to serious problems in Delhi.
- This party has started from a corruption movement.
- It is now a challenge to Kejriwal how swiftly he would act against the previous corrupt government.
- It will be a testing time on how Arvind Kejriwal will work in arresting corrupt leaders from Congress.
- Arvind Kejriwal: Power, Finance, Home, Vigilance
- Manish Sisodia: PWD and Education, Urban Development
- Girish Soni: Development, Employment, SC/ST
- Somnath Bharti: Tourism, Law, Administrative reforms
- Saurabh Bhardwaj: Food and supply, Environment, Transport and Development
- Rakhi Birla: Women and Child Social Welfare, Women safety
- At 2.00 pm we have a Cabinet meeting
- We are going to meet power, finance, water board officials.
Arvind Kejriwal: Power, Finance, Home, Vigilance
Girish Soni: Development, Employment, SC/ST
Somnath Bharti: Tourism, Law, Administrative reforms
Saurabh Bhardwaj: Food and supply, Environment, Transport and Development
Rakhi Birla: Women and Child Social Welfare, Women safety
Manish Sisodia: PWD and Education, urban development
Arvind Kejriwal, 45, became the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi. He and his ministers were sworn in at Ramlila Maidan, a massive public park in the heart of the city. Like Mr Kejriwal, who defeated three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in her constituency by 25,000 votes, most of his ministers are political novices who are now being called "giant killers". His one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be in power in Delhi with external support from the Congress.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has a plan. To catch government officials who ask for bribe red-handed. In his first speech after being sworn in at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan today, Mr Kejriwal said, "If anyone asks for bribe, don't say no. Set it up and alert us. We will give you a phone number and we will catch the officer red-handed."
Anna Hazare, Gandhian activist and one-time mentor of Arvind Kejriwal, said today, "We have been together for many years. I am confident he will do good work."
At the Ramlila Maidan, where Arvind Kejriwal took oath as Delhi's chief minister today, posters declared - Aaj ka CM, kal ka PM (chief minister today, prime minister tomorrow).
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi's new chief minister, ended an impassioned speech at the Ramlila Maidan on Saturday by singing a Manna Dey song from the 1959 film Paighaam.
The Congress party, which was decimated by year-old Aam Aadmi Party in the December 4 Assembly elections, has given Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in as Delhi's chief minister a miss.
Describing his one-year-old party's journey to power as "nothing short of a miracle", Arvind Kejriwal delivered a heart-felt speech after taking his oath today.
Wearing his trademark white cap, Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in as the chief minister of Delhi today, as an estimated 40,000 people cheered for him at Ram Lila Maidan, a massive public park in the heart of the city.
- Today every common man of Delhi has taken oath as CM and minister
- Today the common man has won
- Till now we used to think that India cannot be saved from corruption but today the people of Delhi have shown that elections and politics can be done with honesty and integrity.
- This is a big victory for the people of Delhi
- We never even thought that there will be such a revolution in Delhi and swaraj will be established.
- We did not achieve this by ourselves. I want to thank God for this.
- The victory seems miraculous.
- There is no problem that we cannot solve if we unite.
- We don't have a magic wand, but Delhi's 1.5 crore people can find a solution to anything.
- This is where we met two years ago and Anna fasted, demanding an end to corruption
Anna used to say politics is filthy, but I used to respond that we will have to step into it and clean the system.
- Our infrastructure, hospitals, schools, water and electricity are all flailing because of corruption in politics.
- Santosh Koli was martyred but Hindu religion says that the soul is immortal. The body dies, but the soul remains. Today, she will be happy at our victory.
- I have met a few officials of Delhi government in the past few days and I won't hesitate to say that majority of them want to work for the nation.
- I appeal with folded hands to all of us- let us never become arrogant
- I know that we have a huge responsibility today.
- Whether we succeed is not up to us, but we can ask God to guide us so we don't make mistakes.
- I admit we are scared because of the huge task ahead of us. I am sure if we will walk in the right path...and we will never make any mistakes.
- Dr Harsh Vardhan is a good man, can't say the same about his party.
- If we don't clear the trust vote, we will face re-election, the people will support us.
- We are going to join hands to fight for our country. We are not here to earn money or for power...we have left our career to leave our mark of clean governance.
- We are not worried if we pass or fail the confidence motion...other parties are worried of it.
- Sone Ki Chidiye kehalayega...in the next 5 years, you will hear these words about this country.
- If anyone asks for bribe, don't say no. Set it up and alert us. We will give you a phone number...and we will catch the officer red-handed.
- Please take an oath with me...''I will never take bribe, I will never give bribe'
This is a brave experiment for which India should rightfully take global centre stage.Time to suspend our cynicism & give it a chance
Security was today beefed up at the Kausambi Metro Station in view of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal's decision to take the metro to Ramlila Maidan from Ghaziabad to take oath as the Delhi Chief Minister.
"He must first address the security problem, especially for women, in Delhi," said a Sikh gentleman who had come over from Delhi to congratulate "our new Chief Minister."
Only his family members, AAP ministers, party workers and mediapersons are present on board.
- We have gone to the people and understood their concerns.
- We have not used Anna's poster anywhere during our campaign.
- We would have been very happy if Anna had come. He is always in our hearts.
- Neil Armstrong said, 'It is a step for man but a giant leap for mankind' when he stepped on the moon. This also might look a small step but it is a great leap for people and democracy.
- We are associated with the problems of people.
In a gesture that was part of his major promises in the run-up to the December 4 polls, the Aam Aadmi Party chief will use public transport to travel from his home in Ghaziabad to the sprawling venue in central Delhi.
- I feel that if all the people of the country unite, all our problems will be over.
- The action will begin as soon as we take our oath.
- Anna Hazare is our respected senior. We need his blessings.
- Whatever common man wants, he can achieve it.
- We will keep trying to put any political evil away from him.
- I hope that one day AAP will hoist a flag at Red Fort.
- We will not defeat Rahul Gandhi. People of Amethi will defeat him.
Arvind Kejriwal, 45, will become Delhi's youngest chief minister when his is sworn in at the Ramlila Maidan today. Track all the latest updates here.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn in as Delhi's youngest chief minister at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan at noon today. The 45-year-old has said he and his AAP legislators will head straight to work to hold their first cabinet meeting.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn in as Delhi's youngest chief minister at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan at noon today. The 45-year-old has said he will use the Metro to go to the venue for his swearing-in ceremony, along with the other elected members of his party.
- Nearly 4,000 people at Ramlila Maidan ahead of Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in.
- Police finding the crowd unmanageable.
- Gates to the Maidan have been opened.
After the oath-taking ceremony, Mr Kejriwal and AAP legislators will head straight to work to hold their first cabinet meeting. They expect to work on Sunday as well.
Final touches were given to preparations at the historic Ramlila Maidan in central Delhi on Friday where AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal would take oath as Chief Minister of Delhi on Saturday.
With many floored by the AAP culture of rejecting VIP trappings, Agenda gets the other side of the story. BK Gupta, former Police Commissioner, says it will take more policemen to secure a small flat than a VIP bungalow.
A dusty village in the Bhiwani region of Haryana that has produced three chief ministers is celebrating the success of its native Arvind Kejriwal, who will take oath as Delhi's chief minister on Saturday. Bansi Lal, Banarsi Dass and Master Hukam Singh are the other three chief ministers from Bhiwani.
Manish Sisodia, Rakhi, Saurabh, Satyendra, Girish, Somnath Bharti and I will take the Metro from the Kaushambi metro station at 10.30 AM and proceed for the swearing in ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan. We will be grateful if you can join us.
The 45-year-old former tax official will be sworn in at his request at the city's large Ramlila Maidan, a public park. Mr Kejriwal said "everyone is invited" to the ceremony; he plans to ride the metro to the ceremony.
The Swearing-in Ceremony of the Chief Minister, Delhi will be held at 12.00 noon on 28.12.2013 at Ramlila Ground. A number of important dignitaries, general public and the media etc. are scheduled to attend the ceremony at designated time. In this regard elaborate security and traffic arrangements have been planned to ensure traffic circulation, pedestrians' movement, safety of visitors as well as that all the dignitaries and invitees reach the venue on the time and the function is held smoothly.
Due to the ceremony, traffic congestion is expected in the areas of New Delhi and Central Delhi. The roads affected would be between 10 AM to 2 PM on 28.12.2013 are - JLN Marg, Rajghat, Delhi Gate, Asaf Ali Marg, Netaji Subash Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg.
THE PARKING OF VEHICLES WILL BE AT FOLLOWING PLACES:-
1. Parking for officials at Chaman Lal Marg, Asaf Ali Road and on footpath of JLN Marg.
2. General Parking shall be at Mata Sundri Parking, Power House road, Veldrome road, Rajghat parking, Shanti Van Parking, service road Rajghat & Samta Sthal as per requirements.
3. Media Parking at Tagore Road.
4. OB Vans shall park on Footpath of JLN Mg. opp. Ramlila Maidan beyond gate No. 2 upto R/A Kamla Market.
No commercial vehicles will be allowed from:
(1) Delhi Gate and Rajghat to JLN Marg.
(2) R/A Kamla Market to Ajmeri Gate.
(3) Kamla Market R/A towards Hamdard.
(4) Paharganj Chowk and Y Point Sheela Cinema to Ajmeri Gate.
(5) DDU Minto Lt. Pt. towards Kamla Market.
(6) Lahori Gate towards Ajmeri Gate on Shraddhanand Marg.
(7) K.G. Marg, Tolstoy Marg towards Guru Nanak Chowk via Ranjit Singh flyover.
Buses including Chartered Buses will NOT be allowed on Ranjit Singh Marg towards Gurunanak Chowk.
No commercial vehicle shall be allowed on JLN Marg from Rajghat.
Route for New Delhi Railway Station:
People visiting to New Delhi Railway Station from East and North Delhi should take I.P. Marg, D.D.U Marg to reach Ajmeri Gate or Paharganj side of New Delhi Railway Station.
Route for LNJP Hospital:
People going to LNJP hospital will be facilitated to reach hospital through normal route. Traffic Police has been briefed to be helpful to patients and their relatives.
The public is advised to make maximum use of public transport, especially Delhi Metro. Adequate traffic arrangements have been made to ensure proper traffic movement as far as possible.
When asked if he is nervous about taking charge of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said, "Together, we will change the world. I realize I have a big responsibility."
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal today held a 'Janta Darbar' outside his Kausambhi residence where many people put forward their complaints relating to water and electricity.
Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi's new chief minister at noon on Saturday, December 28. Everyone is invited. The Aam Aadmi Party chief also said this morning that his government will be "searching for honest people."
Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal yesterday promised to bring Jan Lokpal Bill in 15 days and termed the rule as "wrong" which makes it mandatory for a state to seek the Centre's nod to pass a law.
Arvind Kejriwal has said he will make 700 litres of free water available to every Delhi household within 24 hours of being sworn in as Chief Minister on Saturday, December 28. Making it free is not the problem, he said today, it is supplying the water to every house.
- Appeal to the people of Delhi that they come for the swearing-in ceremony on Saturday
- I want to let them know that I am not going to be the CM or people in my party are not going to be ministers but it's the people of Delhi who are going to be CMs and Ministers
- It's the first time ever that a government is searching for honest people.
- Until now every government searched for corrupt people involved in scams but now all honest people will be given positions
- We need honest and efficient people. We have a team to track these people.
- Why should we talk to the Congress?
Home Ministry sends President's communication to Lieutenent Governor Najeeb Jung on government formation by Arvind Kejriwal: PTI
It is upto Lieutenant Governor to decide date of swearing-in after holding consultation with Chief Minister-designate, says Home Ministry: PTI
- It is entirely Congress' prerogative to take a decision on what they wish to do, it's not for me to speculate as to why Congress decides to take one decision or another... We do not have an alliance or a tie-up or even an understanding... It is not for me to say what they should or should not... it is for them to take a decision
- We have never compromised on any of the 18 points we have mentioned as we have always maintained that we have 18 issues and 28 MLAs... will try and push these 18 issues on the floor of the House... We would have the support of the majority on the floor of the House, if we don't, we will move out... We are going ahead to implement our agenda
- I am hurt that Vinod Binny's image is projected as someone who is hungry for a post... I have worked with him for eight months. He is not someone who is hungry for a portfolio... he has stood by us, when we were nobody as a party... He got so many calls yesterday, he did not know how to deal with it, so he switched his phone off.
- AAP does not deserve so much attention... Please give us as much attention as we deserve... We have no system of handling media yet... What happened yesterday, all the speculation, we knew they were false but probably no one from the party spoke to the media to clear it
- Whatever Delhi government has to do for Jan Lokpal, we will do it within the first 15 days... But if there are delays and hurdles put in our way, we will have to deal with it
Arvind Kejriwal today denied any rift within his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over cabinet posts, and said his party was ready to deliver on key poll promises of power company audits and free water to every household, which have been dismissed as impractical by his critics.
- It's not my win, it's your victory, yeh jeet aap logon ki hai
- Give me sometime, once we form government, we will address all issues one by one
- Janta meri sabse badi security hai (people are my biggest security)
- Whoever is concerned about my security, please pray for it, that is all I ask for
- The date has not been confirmed for my swearing-in-ceremony, once it is confirmed, you will be informed, please come to Ramlila Maidan
- We will pass Jan Lokpal Bill as well
- Media spread the news, media went to ask him, Vinod Binny has told media he has no problem, he came in the evening told me that he was never ambitious about any ministerial seat... there was no problem, so where is the question of resolving?
- We are concentrating on issues, not support
- We don't have any alliance or tie-up with anyone, we will put forth our 18-point agenda, those MLAs who want to help people will join us
- Unlikely that we will have swearing in tomorrow, Lieutenant Governor has not called us yet
- Portfolios will be decided in a day or two
- Immediately, we will start auditing of discoms, free water within 24 hours of government formation, we will also be working on water distribution as well
- Date for swearing-in hasn't been decided, will speak to Anna only after it's done
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to have silenced a potential rebellion by one of its newly-elected legislators after finalizing the names of its ministers on Tuesday.
- I am not upset with party
- At 6.45 I left the meeting since I had to go to a reception
- When I reached at midnight, Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas were there. They were anyways coming for dinner
- It was a routine meeting yesterday
- I am not here to be a minister, I am here to serve the people
- Whatever responsibility the party gives to me, I will fulfill
- I have not spoken to Arvind bhai since there was no occasion to talk to him yet
- I will go to him when it's needed
- It is Arvind bhai's prerogative to decide on ministers
The Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the Aam Aadmi Party has decided that our party is ready to form a minority government in Delhi. Although the AAP did not get a majority of 36 seats, the required number to form a government in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections, the public of Delhi, during a referendum based collection of opinions, has directed with overwhelming majority that the party form the government.
In a week long referendum, with the use of internet, cyber media and public meetings, people were asked their opinion on the question of AAP forming a government in Delhi. This was a historic beginning to change politics in this country. A large number of people participated in this process. Public gave the responses specified in the table below.
In total, 697310 responses were received via SMS and internet, out of which, after removing duplicate IDs and numbers, a total of 523183 people expressed their opinions. Among these, 265966 were from Delhi. Out of these 197086 or 74% gave their decision in favor of forming a government.
In view of this, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to form a minority government in Delhi. Under the leadership of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Legislative Team, the party is going to present its intention of forming the Government in Delhi before the Lt. Governor.
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, which yesterday staked claim to form government in Delhi, has released a video on YouTube in four languages explaining why they went ahead and formed a minority government and how it will function.
Arvind Kejriwal's one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party has dazzled Delhi with a litany of promises that have been laughed off by its mainstream political rivals as unimplementable.
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will today meet to finalise the cabinet just a day after it announced that it was ready to form a government in Delhi. Mr Kejriwal will be the chief minister, the seventh for the state.
On this special show, Kiran Bedi, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Yogendra Yadav, Surjit Bhalla and Ashis Nandy discuss how AAP's decision to take support from Congress will affect its future prospects.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress Spokesperson
- Congress has taken the most reasonable and balanced decision
- BJP irresponsibly said they will not form the government - they have become isolated - dog in the manger out to be spoilers
- There is no blank cheque...even though there is support
- We are not pretending to be friends, but that certainly doesn't mean we have to be enemies
- Honeymoon periods don't last long. Length of the tall promises need to be measured
Dr Harsh Vardhan, BJP leader
- 'Corrupt' Congress in corridors of power through the backdoor with AAP's help
- It was for Arvind Kejriwal to decide what he wanted to do
- Today, he is aligning with the same Congress whom he has been accusing of big scams
- So he has insulted the mandate of the people
- AAP using people to fulfill their political ambitions
Yogendra Yadav, AAP leader
- Our Government may collapse on the very first day
- The day results came everyone believed AAP had won, on the other hand there was the reality of 28 seats
- We have not entered into any alliance or tie-up; don't consider Congress an ally
- Why are we afraid of moving towards participative democracy?
- The BJP and the Congress are right - the onus is now on us
- We will, of course, open previous corruption cases
- We will always remember how a party went back to the people for a major decision
- We'll like the media, along with the Congress and the BJP, to keep a watch on us
Kiran Bedi, Former IPS Officer
- AAP's decision to form government after consulting the people was strategic and tactical
- Anna told Arvind don't go into politics, but he refused. I heard it with my own ears
- The Lokayukta issue will be the sticky point between AAP and Congress
- We all should wish Arvind Kejriwal the best, So far, he has done the right things
Chandan Mitra, BJP leader
- Today will be a very painful day for Anna
- Congress called us BJP-team; BJP called us Congress's-B team
- If we were not to take up this challenge, we would be called shirkers
- It was a catch-22 situation for us
- This isn't the most desirable of all alliances so to speak
- It was the same Shakeel Ahmad who offered us unconditional support
- First, they extended us unconditional support, then they made it issue-based support, now it is conditional
- Don't know what Congress is up to
- They run a risk as well, if they play dirty
- If Congress is seen pulling the rug from under our feet on something silly, they stand exposed
- Too much to focus on right now, plenty to be done
- We are keen on Jan Lokpal; electricity and water tariffs are being looked at closely
- We have timelines, action plans
- The promises we made in our manifesto,are not empty hollow promises, we will fulfill them
- Moral Code of Conduct will be implemented just before Lok Sabha elections
- If people see what we have done, I'm sure they will trust us
- Lots of work on our plate, very little time for daunting tasks ahead
- We have an unsteady alliance, We are also ready for re-elections if required
- People have voted us in huge numbers for Jan Lokayukta
- Also auditing electricity and water companies
- We know exactly what to do for Jan Lokayukta or water and electricity
- We have white paper for the above issues
- We will consult bureaucrats as well
- Arvind Kejriwal will be cracking the whip soon
- Don't know about what role I will play
- Each one of us has played huge roles, there's space for everybody
- We are above 'what's in it for me'; I'm very committed to what I have to do
After Arvind Kejriwal made it official that his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will form the government in Delhi, his one-time mentor Anna Hazare was not among those who offered either good luck or congratulations.
Arvind Kejriwal will be the new Chief Minister of Delhi. He said this morning that his Aam Aadmi Party or AAP will form government in Delhi with external support from the Congress, after overwhelming approval from the public in a referendum conducted over the last few days.
- Lt Governor will send the letter to the President and dates will be fixed later for the swearing-in
- Oath taking ceremony at Ram Lila Maidan
- We will form the government.
- It was evident that AAP will form government when Congress offered support.
- They have fought against Congress and now are joining with them to form government.
- We will see how they will run the government.
- It is between AAP and Delhi Congress.
- I congratulate him.
- I appreciate his courage.
- He needs to fulfil his promises.
- By entering politics, he has strengthened democracy.
- Let him (Arvind Kejriwal) do whatever he feels like, I don't wish to comment
- I have already said, no comment on Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal said today that Aam Aadmi Party or AAP will form government in Delhi with the Congress' support. The party's leaders will now meet accept Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's invitation after overwhelming approval from the public in a referendum conducted over the last few days.
Aam Aadmi Party will form government in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal announced today. Has he done the right thing? Click on the link to vote.
- I was asked by the Lt Governor to discuss government formation.
- I had asked for time
- I am going to meet the Lt Governor with a letter that the AAP is ready to form the government
- We had asked the people of Delhi for their opinion on government formation
- We received over six lakh responses from across the country, out of which over two lakh were from Delhi. Out of the over two lakh responses, nearly 1.9 lakh were in favour of AAP government in Delhi
- Out of 280 janasabhas in Delhi, 257 said yes to government formation.
Manish Sisodia, Vinod Kumar Binny, Rakhi Birla
- I have already wished him well
India's newest political star, Arvind Kejriwal, could be Delhi's new chief minister, if he agrees today to head a government led by his one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party and supported by the Congress.
Arvind Kejriwal's one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party has dazzled Delhi with a litany of promises that have been laughed off by its mainstream political rivals.