Sisodia (48) is known to be Kejriwal's close confidant and has come a long way to emerge as a prominent figure in Delhi's political landscape. He is also credited with spearheading the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) education agenda. After the swearing-in ceremony, the AAP leader took to Twitter to thank those who contributed funds for his election campaign.
- Kejriwal's ministers go by their choice, take oath in different ways
- Senior AAP leader Imran Hussain sworn in as Delhi minister
- Want to work with Centre for smooth governance of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal
- Kejriwal 3.0: Satyendra Jain takes oath as Delhi minister
- Arvind Kejriwal sworn in as Delhi chief minister
- Oath-taking ceremony: Gupta writes to Kejriwal over directorate of education circular
- 50 people responsible for "Delhi nirman" to share stage with Kejriwal in his oath-taking event
The AAP won 62 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged the remaining eight seats. The Congress drew a blank for the second consecutive time.
- Arvind Kejriwal invites PM Modi for his swearing-in ceremony on Sunday
A letter was sent to the prime minister on Friday morning. All seven Delhi MPs and eight newly elected BJP MLAs have also been invited for the oath-taking ceremony
- BJP chief JP Nadda meets Manoj Tiwari
BJP President JP Nadda on Thursday held a meeting with party's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari, two days after its resounding defeat in the assembly polls here. Party general secretary (organisation) BL Santosh was also present in the meeting.
- No CM, political leaders from other states will be invited for Kejriwal's oath ceremony: Gopal Rai
No chief minister or political leaders from other states will be part of AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal's oath ceremony at Ramlila Maidan here on February 16, said a senior party leader on Thursday.
- With 52 crorepati MLAs-elect, it's richest assembly ever; average assets at Rs 14.3 cr
The seventh Delhi Assembly is richer, much older and slightly less educated than the previous one. Sample this: the number of crorepatis chosen by Delhi in 2020 is 52 against 44 in 2015.
- Delhi Debacle: BJP may reach out to regional parties to stem tie-ups
Modi agreed to meet YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy; the PM had denied the latter time twice in the recent past. This development also comes amid rumours that the saffron brigade is looking to reach out to YSRCP in Andhra and DMK in Tamil Nadu to support the BJP government, especially in the Rajya Sabha.
- Seventh Delhi Legislative Assembly constituted
Earlier in the day, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh along with EC's senior principal secretary K F Wilfred met Lt Governor Anil Baijal to hand over the list of the newly-elected MLAs. The BJP has won eight seats and is the second party to have representations in the Delhi Assembly.
- Over 50% newly-elected Delhi MLAs have serious criminal cases: ADR analysis
An analysis of the declarations made by these MLAs reveals that 43 of them face criminal cases, of whom 37 have declared serious charges including those related to rape, attempt to murder and crime against women, as per a study by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a non-government organisation working on electoral reforms.
- P C Chacko resigns as AICC Delhi in-charge
Chacko said he has resigned taking moral responsibility for the party's performance and has sent his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
- View: Why the AAP startup should consolidate further before scaling up
Successful startup founders know too well that it is better to stay entrenched in the niche in which they operate before trying to scale up. And, above all, they know that they must dominate a market before expanding into any other.
- Blame game in Congress after party's rout in Delhi Assembly polls
While AICC Delhi in-charge PC Chacko sought to put the blame of the party's decline on late Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Congress leader Sharmishtha Mukherjee took on senior party leader P Chidambaram, who had welcomed the AAP win as "defeat of bluff and bluster". Congress leader Shashi Tharoor posted an Urdu couplet on Twitter saying, one is taking pride in someone else's victory, even in the party's defeat.
- After Delhi defeat, BJP recalibrates to highlighting Centre's public welfare work
The BJP lost decisively to the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly election, winning only eights seats to AAP's 62. The saffron party came under severe criticism from the Opposition for allegedly running a polarised and shrill campaign targeting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and the Shaheen Bagh protest against the amended citizenship law.
- Has Congress outsourced task of defeating BJP to state parties: Sharmishtha Mukherjee to Chidambaram
Taking on Congress veteran P Chidambaram who welcomed the AAP win as "defeat of bluff and bluster", Mukherjee in a tweet asked the former minister if the state Congress units should shut shop in case the party had decides that others will take on the BJP across states.
- AAP MLAs choose Kejriwal as leader of legislature party
Chief Minister Kejriwal, who trumped his rivals by scripting a spectacular victory on Tuesday, met the MLAs at his official residence at Civil Lines during which he was elected the leader of the legislature party.
- Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM at Ramlila Maidan on Feb 16: Manish Sisodia
All cabinet ministers will also take oath along with Kejriwal at the event, Manish Sisodia said.
- Kejriwal meets LG Anil Baijal
The meeting lasted for around 15 minutes. Sources said the two discussed the oath-taking ceremony which could take place over the weekend. As per procedure, Kejriwal is also likely to tender his resignation to pave the way for his fresh swearing-in as the chief minister.
- How Kejriwal cemented ties with Delhi
Kejriwal, the confrontationist, has metamorphosed into a flexible administrator who no longer complains about the Centre trying to stall his government’s work. He attributes that to a February 2019 SC order that finally settled the issue of separation of powers.
- Delhi: Victory gives Arvind Kejriwal’s idea of ‘alternative politics’ a big boost
Aam Aadmi Party’s victory has given a new lease of life to the idea of ‘alternative politics’ that CM Arvind Kejriwal has tried to woo the voters with since its birth as an offshoot of the Anna Hazare movement.
- Delhi election: Stakes higher, AAP 3 can’t take same course as AAP 2
With three wins under its belt, AAP has secured its place as Delhi’s own party and acquired the heft to be taken seriously outside. But for CM-elect Arvind Kejriwal, the stakes are higher going into his second full term.
- Shaheen Bagh, other sites of anti-CAA protests go for AAP
Amanatullah bags Okhla seat. Okhla is not the only anti- CAA protest site that voted for AAP. In northeast Delhi’s Seelampur, that witnessed large-scale violence at an anti CAA protest, and has a sit-in protest by women going on now, AAP’s Abdul Rehman defeated the BJP.
- Kaam Aadmi Party: Voters
Delhi voted for the AAP overwhelmingly a third time, giving the BJP a big shock after it had won all the seven parliamentary seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. With 62 seats, AAP accounted for 53.6% of votes, a tad less than its 54.3% record of 2015.
- Delhi results major boost for Prashant Kishor. Bihar, Bengal and TN next
After the results came in on Tuesday, election strategist Prashant Kishor who had joined hands with the Aam Aadmi Party in December last year, took to microblogging site Twitter to say, “Thank you Delhi for standing up to protect the soul of India.”
- Arvind Kejriwal leads AAP to its second big win in Delhi assembly elections
After assuming power in 2015, Kejriwal and team started courting traditional Congress and BJP voters. The party actively won over small traders of Purani Dilli, farmers and working professionals like lawyers and doctors.
- BJP encounters another setback in assembly polls
Much like in Jharkhand, though, where the party failed to measure up to a regional leader like Hemant Soren, the ploy did not work against AAP leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
- Congress relishes BJP’s losses but remains a poor retriever
Delhi’s practice of making a different choice in Lok Sabha and assembly saw Congress finishing second in 5 of the 7 seats that BJP swept just 9 months ago, pushing AAP to the third position.
- Arvind Kejriwal: The bulletproof monk of Delhi goes from a CM on strike to a striking CM
Kejriwal's first two stints as CM saw him continue in his activist avatar, now he resembled a superhero.
- AAP scores landslide victory in Delhi polls, BJP improves marginally, Congress fails to score again
AAP's victory came in the backdrop of a campaign marked by shrillness and dashed BJP's hopes to form government in the capital. The victory, which has raised political stature of Kejriwal, saw BJP raking up Citizenship Amendment Act and the protest at Shaheen Bagh against the legislation which has been continuing for the past over 50 days.
- View: Far from becoming an all-powerful juggernaut, BJP now looks somewhat lost
Modi can win national elections, but BJP communalism cannot. Modi should now distance himself from the communal venom that has undercut his ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas’ promise after the general election and proved a loser even in narrow electoral terms.
- Congress registers lowest vote percentage in Delhi; 63 candidates lose deposits
The party, which ruled Delhi for 15 years on the trot under former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, failed to open its account for the second consecutive time in the Delhi Assembly elections. Only three candidates – Arvinder Singh Lovely from Gandhi Nagar, Devender Yadav from Badli and Abhishek Dutt from Kasturba Nagar – could save their deposits.
- AAP crosses majority mark, set to form government in Delhi
As per Election Commission's official data, AAP is also leading on 16 other seats while its nearest contender in the assembly- BJP has secured win over 3 seats and is leading on 5 assembly constituencies. Several AAP leaders including Raghav Chadha, Ram Niwas Goel and Rakhi Birla have won their respective seats.
- Kejriwal visits Hanuman mandir after victory, says Hanuman ji has blessed us
After winning the election, Arvind Kejriwal said the party's landslide victory in the capital was a blessing of Lord Hanuman. Kejriwal was addressing volunteers at the party office for the first time after he got a clear majority in the Delhi Assembly poll results on Tuesday.
- Best birthday gift ever: Kejriwal's wife on AAP poll win
"Delhi people have given me a gift, could not have asked for a better gift. There was anxiety, several ups and downs were going on. We trusted our work. Delhi has made 'kaam' (work) victorious," Sunita said. She also said the personal attacks on her husband during the campaigning were uncalled for.
- Arvind Kejriwal: ''Aam Aadmi'' scripts extraordinary win to return as Delhi CM
The Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is poised to win 63 of Delhi’s 70 seats, leaving the BJP with seven and decimating the Congress, overcoming the BJP''s divisive campaign.
- Delhi polls: Five things that didn’t work for the BJP
BJP could marginally improve from three seats to eight seats in 2020 assembly seats. This is after a spectacular victory in Lok Sabha elections in May last year where the party got more than 50 per cent votes on all seven constituencies. Here are the five things that didn’t work for the BJP.
- 'Kaam ki Rajneeti' wins, work is true nationalism: AAP's prominent faces Atishi and Raghav Chadha
"It was clear that people of Delhi had made up their minds about Arvind Kejriwal. They voted for him on the basis of his work. It's 'kaam ki rajneeti' which has won over the politics of hatred," Atishi told reporters.
- Congress accepts defeat in Delhi, vows to rebuild itself
AICC Delhi in-charge P C Chacko said the message of the Delhi polls is that the "most toxic campaign" unleashed by Modi and Shah has been defeated by the people of the national capital.
- Congress leader alleges delayed decision making, lack of unity for party's drubbing in Delhi polls
The Congress is on the verge of drawing blank again in the Assembly polls as all its candidates were way far behind their AAP and BJP opponents on all the 70 seats.
- Delhi polls: BJP blames Congress for vote shift, Sena 'polarisation'
The ruling Shiv Sena said the BJP got only "limited success" in its efforts to "polarise" votes over the ongoing Shaheen Bagh protest. Women have been holding sit-in protests at the Shaheen Bagh against the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act, the proposed countrywide National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register.
- Delhi's mandate explained true meaning of nationalism: Manish Sisodia
Manish Sisodia, who was the Deputy Chief Minister and led the government's education reforms agenda, defeated BJP's Ravinder Singh Negi by a margin of over 3,500 votes.
- With AAP's victory in Delhi, all focus on Prashant Kishor
Prashant Kishor had joined hands with the AAP in December last year, and he advised the party to not respond to the negative campaigning of the BJP, which were focussed more on the anti-CAA protests in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.
- BJP getting befitting reply for torturing students, women in Delhi: Mamata Banerjee
"The BJP tortured students and women in Delhi. The party got a befitting reply in Delhi assembly polls. It will face similar results in 2021 assembly polls in Bengal. Only development initiatives will click (with people), CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected," she said at a rally in Bankura.
- Delhi polls: Congress stares at oblivion with trends showing it might get zero seats
In what ended up being a bipolar contest between the AAP and the BJP, the Congress was trailing at a distant third on almost all the city's 70 seats with many candidates facing the ignominy of losing their deposits.
- 'Janta malik hai': Nitish Kumar on Delhi poll results
"Janta malik hai," said Nitish Kumar with hands folded above his head and the ghost of a smile playing on his lips as he sauntered past a posse of journalists tossing queries on the sidelines of a function where he unveiled a statue of RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.