Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi chief minister.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal sought the help of commoners to root out corruption after he was sworn in as the seventh and the youngest chief minister of Delhi at a packed Ramlila Maidan on December 28, 2013.
After the oath-taking ceremony, he addressed the crowd. “Today, every Delhi resident has been sworn in as a minister. The fight was not about making Arvind Kejriwal the CM. It was about giving power to the people. If we come together, we will be able to defeat corruption.”
Kejriwal, who had at first shot cleared the IIT entrance examination, the UPSC and now, formed a government.
His Aam Aadmi Party made a stunning electoral debut in the Delhi election, placing second. The ruling Congress was forced into a poor third, and is lending external support to his minority government.
The BJP won the most seats but did not get a majority and decided it would not try to form the government.