"Who Runs Delhi?" Arvind Kejriwal Introduces 50 Special Guests At Oath

Arvind Kejriwal took oath Delhi's Chief Minister for a third consecutive term at capital's iconic Ramlila Maidan this afternoon after his AAP won 62 of 70 assembly seats on Tuesday.

'Who Runs Delhi?' Arvind Kejriwal Introduces 50 Special Guests At Oath

Thousdands attended Arvind Kejriwal oath ceremony at Ramlila Maidan. (File)

New Delhi:

As Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for the third time in a row, 50 special guests - school teachers, doctors, exam toppers, auto drivers, caretakers and sanitation workers - dubbed as "Delhi ke Nirmata (makers of Delhi)" were seen sharing stage with him.

"It gives me immense happiness to introduce the chief guests for the event. Delhi ke nirmata (makers of Delhi) are here," he said.

"Who runs Delhi? It's not Kejriwal who runs Delhi. It's not any political leader who runs Delhi. It's not a political party... Delhi is run by its teachers, doctors, auto drivers, bus drivers, and the factory owners who give people employment," he said.

The AAP had tweeted about these special invitees - international tennis player Sumit Nagal, auto driver Laxman Chaudhry, government school teacher Manu Gulati - among others ahead of the swearing-in.

Mr Kejriwal introduced some of them at today's event. "Meet Dalbir Singh, he was a teacher... now he is retired and has become a farmer to feed the national capital," he said. He also spoke about a bus marshal, Arun Kumar, who had rescued a six-year-old kidnapped by some men and Nidhi Gupta, a metro driver.

"If the city progresses, it is because of these people," he said.

Arvind Kejriwal took oath Delhi's Chief Minister for a third consecutive term at capital's iconic Ramlila Maidan this afternoon after his AAP won 62 of 70 assembly seats on Tuesday. No opposition leaders were invited to the event, attended by thousands of people. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was invited at swearing-in, gave the event a miss due to visit to Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency. Six ministers, including top AAP leader Manish Sisodia, also took oath today at the mega ceremony.

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