Finally it is Arvind Kejriwal who has been sworn in as Delhi’s Chief Minister. Among all other things, what impresses the most is his simplicity and, more importantly, openness in expressing his faith in and gratitude for Bhagavan or God. Yes, he made mistakes last time but he corrected them. He was humiliated but he accepted it. He was called a dharnabaj but he used it to his success.
Undoubtedly, his humility in accepting his mistakes and request for apology appealed the prudence of the people of Delhi, and as a result, he crushed a powerful ruling party like BJP in no other place but the very capital of India.
However, it would be too early to assume that this is a defeat of Narendra Modi and that Dilliwallas have lost faith in BJP. The reason they elected Modi as the Prime Minister of India and Arvind Kejriwal as the Chief Minister of Delhi is obvious– they have elected the Chief Minister keeping in mind their immediate interest and the Prime Minister keeping in mind India’s national interests. Smart or selfish? Only time will say.
Congratulations Mr Arvind Kejriwal! You deserved it. We wish you all the best and hope that you will be able to keep your words and make Delhi corruption free. And do not forget that the real controller is not you but the one who has given you the control, the Supreme Lord.
“Last time we had romanticism; now we have confidence that we will make Delhi the first corruption-free state,” said the new chief minister, asking citizens once again to help his government end graft.
“If anyone asks you for a bribe, don’t refuse. Use your phone to record his voice, give it to me,” he urged.
Arvind Kejriwal began his speech with “Bharat Mata ki jai” and ended by singing a song.
In the speech, he warned, “The Congress and BJP suffered because of their arrogance,” and also, “God punished us for our arrogance for contesting the Lok Sabha elections. We learnt our lessons.”
He shared that he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that with majority governments at the Centre and Delhi, it was a “golden opportunity” to give full statehood to Delhi.
Mr Kejriwal promised an end to Delhi’s notorious VIP culture, saying AAP ministers would not use lal battis or red beacons on their cars.
Cars, he said, they would have to use for work and requested the media not to make too much of it.
“67 seats is a miracle, it can’t be the work of one man.
It is a message from God,” said Mr Kejriwal, thanking Delhi for its love.
“It was raining seats,” he said about AAP’s gigantic win in the Delhi elections this week.
AAP has won 67 of Delhi’s 70 seats, crushing the BJP and the Congress. Quotes sourced from Arvind Kejriwal Promises a Corruption-Free Delhi in 5 Years