Kejriwal to be youngest CM of Delhi as AAP joins hands with Congress to form govt
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Delhi is set to witness a major political change as the Aam Aadmi Party has finally decided to go ahead with government formation. The party declared on Monday that it would take the support offered by Congress, following which its leaders staked the claim to form government in a meeting with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.
The decision by AAP has cleared way for Arvind Kejriwal to become the youngest chief minister of Delhi. And unlike to usual practice of a Chief Minister taking oath in the state assembly, Kejriwal has annouced that his swearing-in ceremony will take place at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital.
Soon after the party announced the decision, Sheila Dikshit addressed mediapersons saying the Congress support to AAP was not unconditional but based on how the latter performs in future. She reiterated that it was yet to be seen if Kejriwal's party fulfills the promises it made during its campaign.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) termed the decision of AAP to form Delhi government as betrayal of people's expectations. Harsh Vardhan pointed that while the AAP had always attacked Congress as a corrupt party, it had now accepted its support for political gains. The Delhi BJP CM candidate also hit out at the Congress, accusing it of making a "backdoor entry".
He, however, wished luck to the Aam Aadmi Party, asking them to work for the welfare of people.
Reacting to the developments, former Team Anna member Justice Santosh Hegde hailed the decision of Aam Aadmi Party to form the next government in Delhi. He said, "They have taken a good decision, I congratulate them...let them administer as long as they can"