Accordingly no chief minister or political leaders from other states will be part of AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal's oath ceremony at Ramlila Maidan here on february 16, said a senior party leader on Thursday. kejriwal will take oath as chief minister for a third term in a "Delhi-specific" ceremony, AAP's delhi unit convener Gopal Rai told. He said "No chief minister or political leader from other states will be invited for the ceremony that is going to be specific to Delhi".
Furthermore kejriwal will take oath with the people of delhi who have reposed their faith in his leadership, Rai added. An AAP functionary said that by inviting several chief ministers and non-BJP leaders from other states, the party does not want to send out a message that it is "confrontationist" against the central government. Further the AAP has planned mobilisation of people for the mega event and all the newly-elected MLAs of the party have been asked to ensure huge participation from their constituencies.
Previously on wednesday, senior AAP leader manish Sisodia requested Delhiites to attend the oath-taking ceremony, which will start at 10 am, at Ramlila Maidan in large numbers. Moreover Kejriwal's new cabinet is unlikely to have fresh faces as he is expected to retain all the six incumbent ministers. Apparently the sources said portfolios of all the seven ministers are likely to remain the same as they were holding in the outgoing cabinet. Moreover apart from kejriwal and Sisodia, other members in the outgoing cabinet are Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Rajendra Pal gautam, Imran Hussain and Kailash Gahlot.