Residents of Siwani took out a march waving brooms, the AAP’s election symbol, in their hands and burst fire crackers.

A sleepy town, Siwani was a hub of activity on Saturday as locals took out a march with brooms in their hands to celebrate the rise of the son of the soil Arvind Kejriwal, who was sworn in as Delhi Chief Minister, and burst fire crackers.

While several people from Siwani and nearby villages went to Delhi to witness Mr Kejriwal’s oath-taking ceremony, those who stayed back broke into celebrations.

Residents of Siwani took out a march waving brooms, the AAP’s election symbol, in their hands and burst fire crackers.

While the 45-year-old Kejriwal’s ancestors hailed from Kheda village of Bhiwani, the family is now based in Siwani village in the same district, over 300 km from here.

The house where Mr Kejriwal was born was brimming with visitors who also met his father Murari Lal (78) and congratulated him on the success of his son.

As Mr Lal was not in good health, he did not travel to Delhi to witness the oath-taking ceremony in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.

Mr. Lal had advised his son to adopt path of honesty and hard working.

Rajesh Kedia, who had studied with Mr Kejriwal, said, “We are very proud of Arvind Kejriwal and entire Siwani is celebrating his success.” Kanwar Pal Singh of village Khera, where Mr Arvind was born, hoped he would complete his five-year term.

Jitender Sardana, who runs a mobile shop, said he would invite his friend Kejriwal to Siwani soon.

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