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The meeting is the first ever between the two leaders in a formal setup, indicating that the Delhi chief minister is working towards the cordial relations with the Centre that he promised.
Arvind Kejriwal's speech was conciliatory towards Modi & BJP, which ran a vitriolic campaign against him. Also made no mention of full statehood & Jan Lokpal bill, the pet themes in 2015.
After taking oath, Arvind Kejriwal says he is everyone's CM, seeks Modi's blessing and calls on opponents to forget election politics and work with him to take Delhi forward.
Continuation of the capital’s freebies, 24x7 markets & less confrontation with Modi govt are a few of the things Delhi can expect from third Arvind Kejriwal term.
According to an ADR report, 13 AAP MLAs have declared cases related to crimes against women but only one, Rithala legislator Mohinder Goyal, is accused of rape.
Congress, which traditionally held sway over minority votes in Delhi, was not in the picture this time and saw most of its votes shift to AAP.
In the run-up to the Delhi elections, Kejriwal underwent quite an image makeover — from an anti-corruption activist who preferred ‘anarchism’ into a leader and an effective administrator.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Ramlila Maidan, the same venue where Arvind Kejriwal has taken oath twice before.
BJP had to concede defeat on 6 seats, AAP on 2, in Delhi assembly elections as Congress polled more than the victory margin.
Just like in Maharashtra, when it booked Sharad Pawar before polls, ED linked controversial PFI to Shaheen Bagh protests, which BJP hinged its Delhi campaign on.