Update February 14, 2015

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Delhi swears in Arvind Kejriwal as Chief Minister

Sumel Sarker

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

15 February 2015, Nirapad News: Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal has been sworn in as the Indian capital’s chief minister.

The ceremony took place at an open ground, the Ramlila Maidan, rather than at the assembly’s offices. Thousands of supporters gathered to watch.

Mr Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 67 of 70 seats in the state assembly, trouncing both the mainstream parties.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won a landslide in last year’s general election, was reduced to three seats.

It was a major setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Congress, historically the biggest party in Delhi, was wiped out, an international news agency reported.

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