On Sunday, Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn in for the third time in a row at 10am to serve as Delhi's chief minister at Ramlila Maidan. This was the battlefield of Kejriwal during the Indian Anti-Corruption Movement led by Anna Hazare, which paved the way for the inauguration.
The Delhi government, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, which owns Maidan, and the Ministry of Public Works have worked together to prepare for the occasion. Ramlila base can accommodate about 125,000 people.
In a near-repeating performance in 2015, the Aam Aadmi party, led by Girivar, retained power in the just-concluded Delhi Parliament polls. This time, AAP won 62 seats out of 70, while BJP won the remaining 8 seats. Congress is blank for the second time in a row.
Also in 2015, Kegi Rival was sworn in at Ramlila Maidan. It was held on February 14th, just in time for Valentine's Day. After his party won the polls for the first time in 2013, the inauguration was held again at the same location. On December 29, more than 100,000 people attended the 2013 inauguration ceremony. This time, AAP expects Arvind Kejriwal's inauguration ceremony will also be attended by about 100,000 people.
About 5,000 police officers were deployed in Ramlila Maidan. In addition, the venue also installed more than 120 CCTV cameras and 12 LED screens. Up to 45,000 chairs have been arranged for people.
Kejriwal defeated the People's Party's Sunil Kumar Yadav by a huge 21,697 votes in a recent Delhi poll, again winning high-profile New Delhi Constituency victory.