Arvind Kejriwal meets Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal

After meeting Baijal, Kejriwal returned to his residence where he will hold another meeting with the newly elected AAP MLAs.

Published: 12th February 2020 01:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2020 01:47 PM   |  A+A-

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (R) with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (R) with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal (Photo | PTI)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: A day after Aam Aadmi Party got a resounding victory in Delhi elections, party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday called on Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal at the Raj Niwas here, ahead of government formation.

The meeting was part of the procedure of government formation.

After meeting Baijal, Kejriwal returned to his residence where he will hold another meeting with the newly elected Aam Aadmi Party MLAs.

The legislators have been coming to his residence since morning. They will elect him as the leader of the legislature party, following which he will stake claim to form the government.

The President appoints the Chief Minister and his Cabinet in Delhi.

According to the party, Kejriwal's swearing-in as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third time will take place on February 16 at the historic Ramlila Maidan.

MLAs elect, including Gopal Rai, Manish Sisodia, Somnath Bharti, Amantullah Khan and close to 30-40 others have been here for the meeting, while others are on the way.

The MLAs are allowed to bring their spouse for the meeting at Kejriwal's residence.

Senior party leader Sanjay Singh has also reached Kejriwal's residence for the meeting.

Of the 70 assembly seats in Delhi, AAP has won on 62 seats while eight went to its nearest rival, the BJP.

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