The AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal won 62 seats in the Dellhi polls. (Photo Credit: IANS )
Arvind Kejriwal is likely to retain all the cabinet ministers who were part of his previous government, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sources said on Wednesday, a day after the party swept the Delhi Assembly elections by winning 62 seats. Manish Sisodia, Rajendra Pal Gautam, Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot, Gopal Rai and Imran Hussain are likely to be retained in the new AAP government, the sources said. Kejriwal will be sworn-in as chief minister of Delhi on Sunday for the third consecutive time. The sources said that portfolios will be decided later.
The oath-taking ceremony will take place at 10 am on Sunday, senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia Sisodia said and urged people to turn out in large numbers for the ceremony.
This will be the third time Kejriwal will be taking oath as Chief Minister of Delhi after scripting a spectacular victory in the assembly polls, counting for which took place on Tuesday. The party won 62 out of the total 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly.
Lauding the voters, he said: "Heartiest congratulations to the people of Delhi. It has given huge respect to the politics of works," Sisodia said. Taking a dig at the BJP, whose campaign revolved around Shaheen Bagh, the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Sisodia said people have rejected politics of hatred. “Kejriwal's work is model of development. It has proved that patriotism means good education for your children and work done for the welfare of people,” he said.
Kejriwal held a meeting with newly elected MLAs in the morning at his residence. The MLAs also elected him the leader of the legislature party, a formality necessary to stake claim to form the government. Earlier, Kejriwal also met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. The meeting lasted for around 15 minutes.
(With PTI inputs)