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Newly elected AAP MLAs choose Kejriwal as leader of legislature party

Kejriwal met the MLAs at his official residence at Civil Lines during which he was elected the leader of the legislature party

Delhi Assembly Elections | Arvind Kejriwal | Aam Aadmi Party

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia
A meeting of newly-elected AAP MLAs was held at the residence of AAP chief & CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday

Newly elected MLAs chose as the leader of the legislature party on Wednesday, sources said, a move that will pave way for him to stake claim to form the next government in Delhi.

Chief Minister Kejriwal, who trumped his rivals by scripting a spectacular victory on Tuesday, met the MLAs at his official residence at Civil Lines during which he was elected the leader of the legislature party.

The party won 62 out of the total 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly.

Kejriwal is likely to be sworn-in as the chief minister for the third time at the historic Ramlila Maidan on February 16.

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First Published: Wed, February 12 2020. 13:02 IST