Arvind Kejriwal has had a strange love-hate relationship with Delhi in the past one year. It was in 2013 that he laid his eyes on the oh-so-proud Capital city. He courted her and wooed her with plenty of sweet promises. Finally, on 28 December, 2013, she said "yes".
Sadly, the affair didn't last long and Kejriwal called it quits in just 49 days, his eyes all glazed with Lok Sabha dreams. He chose Valentine's Day -- the day of love -- to bid 'goodbye' to beloved Delhi.
But that wasn't how it was meant to end.
In less than a year, the crabby lovelorn Kejri was back to reclaim Delhi. He apologised, and wooed her with a renewed zeal. Delhi embraced him once again. And what a coincidence, the man is going to swear to 'stand by Delhi' on the same day that he had 'dumped' her a year ago -- Valentine's Day!
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the Chief Minister of the national capital for his second tenure on 14 February at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan. This day holds a major significance for the CM-designate as it was the same day that he had resigned from the post of chief minister last year.
After a historic win at the Delhi Assembly election on Tuesday, AAP members have been rejoicing all over the city. On the occasion of Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony, AAP members are likely to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We will invite the Prime Minister to the oath-taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal," AAP spokesperson Ashish Khaitan said.
Kejriwal, who won from the New Delhi constituency by a huge margin, had fought for the post of the chief minister against the top cop-turned-politician Kiran Bedi, who faced a massive defeat in the polls.
In the 2013 election, Kejriwal-led AAP had taken the entire nation by surprise by uprooting the grand-old Congress party out of power after 15 long years. The Mufflerman had defeated veteran Congress leader Sheila Dixit, who had served as Delhi chief minister for three consecutive terms.
Pretty coincidences just don't end for Kejriwal. On 28 December last year, he was sworn-in as the CM at the Ramlila Maidan, which was also the venue of the significant Lokpal movement, of which he was an architect.
However, the AAP chief resigned from the CM's seat after a period of 49 days on 14 February, 2014 -- a massive jolt to AAP supporters. The reason cited was the anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill, which was blocked in the state assembly by both the BJP and the Congress.
Here's hoping Kejriwal does stand by Delhi this time around and fulfills all his promises.