There was no place to stand in the Metro premises and people were falling over each other as Kejriwal arrived to board the train from Kaushambi Station here. The AAP leader will get off the train at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station from he will take another metro to reach Ramlila Maidan. Additional paramilitary security personnel were deployed at the station. Security officials had earlier said that some of paramilitary personnel also traveled in the coach with Kejriwal to guard him.
Earlier, hundreds of AAP supporters gathered at Kejriwal’s residence in Kaushambi to greet him along with a group from his native village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district. Kejriwal’s cabinet colleague Manish Sisodia was at the station along with his wife Seema Sisodia and their 12-year-old son Mir. “I am happy, it is a historic moment for us and I am confident that he (Kejriwal) will perform his responsibilities well,” said Seema. Sisodia’s farther Dharampal Singh, an ex-serviceman, and currently a teacher will also attended the swearing-in ceremony. Apart from Kejriwal, his farther Govind Ram Kejriwal, mother Geeta Devi, wife Sunita, daughter Harshita and son Pulkit would also witnessed the ceremony.
Some of the people who had gathered at Kejriwal’s residence had got bouquets shaped like AAP’s symbol broom. One of the onlookers gathered at the scene was dressed like a groom. (PTI)