No changes in cabinet, Kejriwal to take oath with 6 old colleagues
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appointed Arvind Kejriwal as the new Chief Minister of Delhi after his Aam Aadmi Party bagged 62 of the 70 seats in the recent Delhi Assembly elections.
According to an official notification, the President has also appointed six MLAs as ministers of the Delhi government following the advice of the chief minister.
The six ministers who will take oath along with Kejriwal on February 16 are: Manish Sisodia, Satyender Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautam.
"The President has been pleased to appoint Shri Arvind Kejriwal to be the Chief Minister, National Capital Territory of Delhi with effect from the date he is sworn in," the notification said.
A separate notification said the President has also accepted the resignation of Kejriwal as chief minister of the NCT of Delhi along with his council of ministers with immediate effect. He will, however, continue to act as the Chief Minister till the new chief minister is sworn in, it said.
In the Delhi polls, the AAP recorded a massive victory winning 62 of the 70 seats while the BJP bagged the remaining eight seats. The Congress drew a blank for the second consecutive time. Kejriwal will take oath on Sunday.
Meanwhile, senior party leader Gopal Rai on Friday said that AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his swearing-in ceremony.
Rai, the convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi unit, said a letter was sent to the prime minister on Friday morning.
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