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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who met Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday, said they will work together for the development of the national capital.

Kejriwal had hinted at working together with the central government for the development of Delhi, while taking oath as chief minister at Ramlila Grounds in the national capital on Sunday.

The meeting between Kejriwal and Shah comes in the wake of a bitterly fought campaign for the Delhi assembly elections between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Kejriwal and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which rules at the Centre and of which Shah was the national president till recently. The two leaders sparred on various issues in the run-up to the elections that was swept by AAP.

“The meeting went very well. It was cordial. There was consensus on the fact that the state government and the central government need to work together on Delhi. We accepted this and said that we will work together for Delhi’s development," the chief minister said at a press conference.

“There is a lot of division of powers and responsibilities. Delhi is the national capital and working together is necessary for that," said Kejriwal, AAP’s national convener.

Delhi is a special state and certain matters including land and law and order come under the central home ministry. This was a major point of contention between the two governments in the last term.

The Delhi cabinet, which on Wednesday met for the first time after being sworn in, decided to hold the first session of the new Delhi legislative assembly for three days from 24 February.

Kejriwal also held a meeting with all the cabinet ministers, heads of departments and secretaries and urged them to come up with a plan to implement the 10-point guarantee card. The government will finalize the timeline and budgets for the 10 announcements next week.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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