Arvind Kejriwal explains why he will not be taking any ministry again
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has once again refused to take up any ministry. He will remain only the minister in his cabinet without a portfolio, as he has been since 2015.
In his third stint, he has also given up the water ministry which he had taken up in 2017 as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sought to deliver on its promise of cheaper water to every household.
"Many people are asking me why I haven't kept any ministry. The answer is that my first and complete commitment is to the people of Delhi. They have given me a huge responsibility and it is to fulfil that responsibility properly that I have not kept any portfolio," Arvind Kejriwal told reporters after a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah.
"This way I can keep an eye on all ministries and the big picture. If you get too entangled in a ministry and petty details then the rest of the work suffers," the Chief Minister explained.
Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time on Sunday. Interestingly, he has not made any changes in the Cabinet and has retained all his ministers.
During his campaign, Kejriwal had offered citizens a guarantee card with 10 promises. At a Delhi cabinet meeting, it was decided that these promises would be tackled within a set time-line.