Arvind Kejriwal meets Delhi Lieutenant Governor to stake claim
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) architect Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to stake claim to form the government in the national capital.
Fifteen days after the Delhi assembly election results were declared, the AAP on Monday said it will form the government in the national capital with Kejriwal taking oath as the chief minister.
The AAP will be forming the government with the support of the Congress party.
After the Political Affairs Committee meeting of the party, Kejriwal said: "I am going to meet Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to tell him AAP is ready to form the government."
"I am not becoming Delhi CM. It is the common man who is becoming the chief minister," he said.
Kejriwal will reportedly meet Jung around 12.30 pm.
Kejriwal will be sworn in as Delhi CM on Dec 26.
He wants to take oath at Jantar Mantar, the site of his numerous protests.
"I will request Jung to allow me take oath at Jantar Mantar, where we announced formation of AAP a year ago," said Kejriwal.
The just-over-a-year-old party led by Kejriwal emerged as the second biggest outfit with 28 seats, falling only a few seats short of the right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and allies who managed 32 seats.
BJP is four short of a majority in the 70-member Delhi assembly. Congress managed only 8 seats.
(Posted on 23-12-2013)