Anil Baijal Takes Oath As Lt Governor Of Delhi; Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Attends Ceremony
Anil Baijal today took over as the Lt Governor of Delhi and struck up a cautious note on his future relationship with the Kejriwal government.
Baijal, however, said that he will work together with the AAP government for betterment of Delhi.
On being asked about his relationship with the AAP government after taking oath, Baijal, said that he will work together with the AAP government for betterment of Delhi.
“We will sit together and talk,” he said and also thanked President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving him the responsibility of the Lt Governor.
“Delhi is a megapolis city which has several problems like women safety, law and order, huge population, infrastructure, civic agencies and congestion.
Baijal was administered the oath of office and secrecy of Lt Governor by Chief Justice of Delhi High Court G Rohini.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi attended the oath-taking ceremony.
Baijal, a 1969 batch IAS officer, had served as Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government besides holding key positions in other ministries.
Baijal had retired from service in 2006 as Secretary, Urban Development Ministry. He is a former vice chairman of Delhi Development Authority.