Off to his swearing-in,in the Metro

Braving the chilly winter morning,hundreds of supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had gathered outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in Kaushambi on Saturday as he was getting ready to take the Metro to his swearing-in at Ramlila Maidan.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: December 29, 2013 1:43 am

Braving the chilly winter morning,hundreds of supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had gathered outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in Kaushambi on Saturday as he was getting ready to take the Metro to his swearing-in at Ramlila Maidan.

A large group of men came from Khera,Kejriwal’s ancestral village in Siwani district,Haryana,with garlands and tales of development work done by Kejriwal’s grandfather and other family members in the village. “They are our people and we are proud of him. If people continue to support him,one day he will become the PM,” 60-year-old Amar Singh Sharma said.

The six ministers in Kejriwal’s Cabinet and their families also assembled at his residence before travelling in the Metro along with Kejriwal.

The station at Kaushambi was brimming with people. As an empty train pulled into the station,AAP volunteers and Metro employees had a tough time controlling the crowd.

“There are so many people here supporting us… as long as we have their support,we will remain strong,” Manish Sisodia,who travelled the entire way standing,said.

At the Barakhamba Metro station,personnel from the CISF and Delhi Police escorted Kejriwal and his six ministers out of the train to an elevator. Kejriwal reached the Ramlila Maidan from there in his Blue Wagon R. The others shared transport. Behind the convoy,hundreds of people walked the 2-km distance from Barakhamba Road to Ramlila Maidan,chanting slogans all the way.

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