Arvind Kejriwal, a 45-year-old taxman-turned-activist-turned-politician, was sworn in Saturday as chief minister of New Delhi, vowing to end corruption in the Indian capital, cut electricity bills by half and provide households with free water.
Dec. 28, 2013 Supporters and members of the media crowd around Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, or Common Man’s Party), center, as he prepares to board a subway train to the venue at which he was to be sworn in as the chief minister of New Delhi. It was a symbolic departure from the traditional cavalcade of cars that most elected politicians in India travel in, often blocking public traffic. He has also declined police security cordons, official cars with flashing red-beacon lights and a government bungalow. Tsering Topgyal/AP Buy Photo