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Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as seventh Delhi Chief Minister on December 28


December 25, 2013 - New Delhi

Ending the 15 year long Congress rule in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party will form at Delhi on December 28.

Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi at Ramlila Maidan, the venue of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption fast. The 45-year-old Kejriwal and six other AAP MLAs will be sworn in a public ceremony at 12 p.m. to which Hazare, Kiran Bedi, Santosh Hegde and all those associated with the anti-corruption movement will be invited. The Cabinet Ministers to take oath along with Kejriwal are Manish Sisodia, Rakhi Birla, Somnath Bharti, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Girish Soni and Satendra Jain.

No rift in AAP

Speaking to media, he said that there was no rift within the party on the issue of formation of the Government or on the Cabinet berths. He said that APP has not firmed up an alliance with the Congress as the support given is on its 18 point agenda.

Differences crop up in Congress

Difference in Congress came out on Tuesday over its support to the AAP to form the government. Demonstrations staged outside the DPCC office on Monday to protest the party's decision. Sections in the party view that supporting AAP which is hitting out at Congress day in and day out and threatening to book its leaders and ordering probes against them makes the party in poor light in the people. A senior leader said that even if Congress had to support AAP, it should have done like the Left did for UPA-I forcing its say in programmes and policies of the government.

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