Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Admi Party to be Delhi’s new chief minister

After weeks of dilly-dallying, the Aam Aadmi Party... more

Arvind Kejriwal said on 23 December that Aam Aadmi Party or AAP will form the government in Delhi with outside support from the Congress. Kejriwal will be Delhi’s youngest chief minister to date at 45. Pradeep Gaur/Mint
1/9Arvind Kejriwal said on 23 December that Aam Aadmi Party or AAP will form the government in Delhi with outside support from the Congress. Kejriwal will be Delhi’s youngest chief minister to date at 45. Pradeep Gaur/Mint
The party’s leaders will now meet accept Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s invitation after overwhelming approval from the public referendum. Kejriwal will start his power run by scrapping the offensive symbols of VIP culture - cars fitted with red beacons. AFP
2/9The party’s leaders will now meet accept Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s invitation after overwhelming approval from the public referendum. Kejriwal will start his power run by scrapping the offensive symbols of VIP culture - cars fitted with red beacons. AFP
Arvind Kejriwal at his home in Ghaziabad. In a meeting of its top leaders at Kejriwal’s residence on 23 December, the AAP decided it is going to form a government in the capital. His ministers will stay in their regular accommodation. Pradeep Gaur/Mint
3/9Arvind Kejriwal at his home in Ghaziabad. In a meeting of its top leaders at Kejriwal’s residence on 23 December, the AAP decided it is going to form a government in the capital. His ministers will stay in their regular accommodation. Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Kejriwal with his suppoters at a Gole Market in New Delhi on 22 December. A former civil servant turned politician, Kejriwal has been under mounting pressure to form a coalition government since his party’s stunning performance in the 4 December elections. PTI
4/9Kejriwal with his suppoters at a Gole Market in New Delhi on 22 December. A former civil servant turned politician, Kejriwal has been under mounting pressure to form a coalition government since his party’s stunning performance in the 4 December elections. PTI
Kejriwal along with Kumar Vishwas and Manish Sisodia. AAP won 28 of the 70 seats in the assembly polls , trouncing the ruling Congress which got eight. The largest part was the BJP which got 31 seats. HT
5/9Kejriwal along with Kumar Vishwas and Manish Sisodia. AAP won 28 of the 70 seats in the assembly polls , trouncing the ruling Congress which got eight. The largest part was the BJP which got 31 seats. HT
Supporters of AAP at party’s meeting in New Delhi on 11 December. AAP sought opinion on whether to form a government in Delhi, holding public meetings and asking supporters to telephone or SMS their thoughts during a week-long referendum. Reuters
6/9Supporters of AAP at party’s meeting in New Delhi on 11 December. AAP sought opinion on whether to form a government in Delhi, holding public meetings and asking supporters to telephone or SMS their thoughts during a week-long referendum. Reuters
Kejriwal addresses a gathering at Nehru Place, New Delhi on 12 August. Till recently AAP had refused to accept support from either the Congress or the BJP, fuelling criticism that it was running away from the responsibility of forming a government. HT
7/9Kejriwal addresses a gathering at Nehru Place, New Delhi on 12 August. Till recently AAP had refused to accept support from either the Congress or the BJP, fuelling criticism that it was running away from the responsibility of forming a government. HT
Kejriwal with anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare in Mumbai on 28 December 2011. The two men engineered the anti-corruption campaign for the Lokpal Bill in 2011, but fell apart last year over  Kejriwal’s decision to launch a political party. AFP
8/9Kejriwal with anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare in Mumbai on 28 December 2011. The two men engineered the anti-corruption campaign for the Lokpal Bill in 2011, but fell apart last year over Kejriwal’s decision to launch a political party. AFP
Kejriwal, whose one-year-old party had its roots in the anti-corruption movement, will now have to work on his promises including providing 700 litres of water to all households and an audit of power companies whom he transformed into symbols of his fight for the aam aadmi. HT
9/9Kejriwal, whose one-year-old party had its roots in the anti-corruption movement, will now have to work on his promises including providing 700 litres of water to all households and an audit of power companies whom he transformed into symbols of his fight for the aam aadmi. HT
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