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Best of Express: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s first day in office

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: December 30, 2013 11:48 am

An hour after they were administered the oath of office by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung,Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government took charge of the Delhi Secretariat and announced the first in a series of promised measures aimed to “clean up” politics and bring probity in public life. Express brings to you the best of the stories on Kejriwal’s first day in office on one platter.

Kejriwal makes people pledge: Capping a stunning debut by a political party barely a year old,Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Delhi on Saturday. By the end of the day,a string of announcements had been made — measures to tackle corruption,bring in austerity (no bungalows for Kejriwal and his cabinet) and decisions on power tariff cuts and free water within two days.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal makes people pledge not to give,take bribe by Express News Service

Successful political entrepreneur: In the space of 12 months,barely a breath in politics,the Aam Aadmi Party has gone from being considered something of a circus act,to a surprising new contender,to finally laying rightful claim to Delhi. That makes Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal the most successful political entrepreneur in recent times.

The Missionary in Politics by Amulya Gopalakrishnan

New Delhi CM sings: He was still dressed in his trademark blue sweater. He still began his speech with “Inquilab zindabad”. But this time,there was a different ring to the two words. In his first speech as the Chief Minister of Delhi,Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had formed the government to “give it back to the janata”.

He sings,makes them a promise: We formed govt to give it back to janata by Dipankar Ghose

Batchmates attend Kejriwal’s swearing-in event: Among the thousands who turned up for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony on Saturday were some of his hostel mates and batchmates from IIT-Kharagpur. They came from all over — Kolkata,Hyderabad,Dubai,United States,Bangkok — to watch their fellow IITian take oath as the Delhi Chief Minister.

From Kharagpur to Ramlila Maidan,via the world by Naveed Iqbal

Kejriwal’s cabinet: Soon after taking charge as Chief Minister,Arvind Kejriwal got down to business on Saturday. Here’s a look at his Cabinet,the portfolios of ministers and their priorities.

CM,ministers get down to business by Ruhi Bhasin

Harsh Vardhan turns up at Ramlila Maidan: While BJP’s legislative party leader Harsh Vardhan attended Arvind Kejriwal’s swearing-in at the Ramlila Maidan on Saturday,the Congress gave it a complete miss. Congress leaders officially maintained they were too busy on Saturday as it was also the party’s foundation day.

Harsh Vardhan turns up; Sheila missing by Pragya Kaushika,Aniruddha Ghosal

CM in a 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.

Off to his swearing-in,in the Metro continued…

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