AAP won 62 of 70 seats in the Delhi assembly, securing a third consecutive term
Bharatiya Janata Party was limited to eight seats, while Congress managed none
New Delhi: A day after winning the Delhi assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday set the ball rolling on government formation.
The party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal will meet Lieutenant Governer (LG) Anil Baijal today to stake claim to form government. After a clear mandate for the AAP emerged, the LG on Tuesday had dissolved the assembly.
Kejriwal will take oath on 16 February along with his entire cabinet of ministers at the Ramlila Maidan.
The party is yet take a call on inviting leaders from other states for the swearing-in ceremony. At the meeting of legislators at the chief minister's residence on Wednesday, Kejriwal was elected the leader of the legislative assembly.
"62 legislators have decided that Arvind Kejriwal will be the leader of the legislative assembly and he will take oath on 16 February in Ramlila Maidan. I invite the people of Delhi to come and give their blessings to the CM. We together need to work together and develop Delhi," senior party leader and Member of Legislative Assembly from Patparganj, Manish Sisodia, said while addressing a press conference.
On Tuesday, AAP won 62 of 70 seats in the Delhi assembly, securing a third consecutive term. The party had fought the election banking on the work done by its five-year government.
The Bharatiya Janata Party was limited to eight seats, while Congress managed none.
"Delhi, look what you've done. I love you!" Kejriwal had said on Tuesday while addressing party workers and reporters at the head office after the win. "Today the people of Delhi have given their approval to a new kind of politics. It is the politics of work. This is what will develop not just Delhi but the country."