PM Narendra Modi won’t be able to attend Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony, says Sisodia

New Delhi(Web Team): Delhi’s Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a range of issues related to the national capital including granting full statehood.

Kejriwal, who was accompanied by senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia, reached the PM’s residence around 10:30 AM and the meeting lasted for around 15 minutes.

“Arvind told the Prime Minister that both the Centre and the state government enjoy strong majority, therefore, it is a golden opportunity for both to work together to make Delhi a better city,” Sisodia told reporters after the meeting.

He added that the AAP Chief also raised the issue of full statehood with the Prime Minister.

Kejirwal also invited Modi to his oath-taking ceremony at the Ramlila Grounds on February 14. However, the Prime Minister expressed his inability as he would be out of the city on that day.

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10:59 IST Thursday, 12 February 2015

Delhi CM designate Arvind Kejriwal & Manish Sisodia meet PM Narendra Modi https://vine.co/v/OP7Hx9BlWlX 

Had a good talk with the PM: Manish Sisodia

After meeting PM Narendra Modi, AAP leader and MLA Manish Sisodia said, “We had a good talk with the Prime Minister and told him that there is a full majority government at Centre and Delhi and this is a golden opportunity.”

10:56 IST Thursday, 12 February 2015

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Delhi CM designate Arvind Kejriwal’s meeting with PM Narendra Modi ends

10:52 IST Thursday, 12 February 2015

Modi will not attend swearing-in ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal

According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend swearing-in ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet on February 14. Reports suggest that Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Baramati and some other commitments are the reasons behind Modi skipping the ceremony.​

10:45 IST Thursday, 12 February 2015

PM Narendra Modi presents bouquet of flowers

10:39 IST Thursday, 12 February 2015

Delhi CM designate Arvind Kejriwal reaches 7 RCR to meet PM Narendra Modi

10:09 IST Thursday, 12 February 2015

Arvind Kejriwal invites one and all for oath taking ceremony

My invitation to one and all for oath ceremony. Saturday,14th February, 11 am, Ramlila maidan. Be on time.

:10 IST Thursday, 12 February 2015

Delhi Cabinet:

According to reports, Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain, Adarsh Shastri, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Jitender Tomar, Kapil Mishra, Sandeep Kumar and Asim Ahmed Khan will be inducted in the cabinet

8:50 IST Thursday, 12 February 2015
Manish Sisodia set to be Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi

Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia, a close confidant of party chief Arvind Kejriwal, is all set to be the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi.

The decision to make Sisodia the Deputy CM was taken at a meeting of AAP’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) last night at Kejriwal’s residence in Kaushambhi, party sources said.

Video: Kejriwal to meet Modi

Background

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday emerged victorious in the Assembly polls, clinching 67 seats in the 70-member House.

Kejriwal repeated his triumph in the high-profile New Delhi constituency by handing a crushing defeat to BJP’s Nupur Sharma by a huge margin of 31,583 votes.

The historic venue is once again set to reverberate with the sounds of people hailing Kejriwal and his resurgent party, which in the 2013 polls had staged a stunning debut, getting 28 seats.

The bureaucrat-turned-politician and his winning candidates had chosen the same ground for getting administered the oath of office last time.

Preparations are afoot at Ramlila Maidan here for Arvind Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony as Delhi Chief Minister on February 14.

The ground, which served as the battleground for the 46-year-old anti-graft crusader during the Anna Hazare-led India Against Corruption movement, is getting decked up to host Kejriwal for his second oath-taking ceremony.