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Will work as ‘local guardian’: Saxena after taking oath as Delhi Lieutenant Governor

Issuing his first statement on Twitter after taking oath as Delhi LG, Saxena stated that he will leave no stone unturned for the "betterment" of the city and its public.

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New Delhi: The newly-appointed Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, Vinai Kumar Saxena said on Thursday that he will work as the ‘local guardian’ of the national capital.

Issuing his first statement on Twitter after taking oath as Delhi LG, Saxena stated that he will leave no stone unturned for the “betterment” of the city and its public.

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“I shall strive to work as the Local Guardian- LG, of the people of Delhi and leave no stone unturned for the betterment of the City and its citizens,” his Twitter post read.

Saxena also showed gratitude towards President ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit shah, for giving the responsibility.

“I thank the Hon’ble President @rashtrapatibhvn, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri @narendramodi and Hon’ble Home Minister Shri @AmitShah for entrusting me with this responsibility,” his next tweet read.

Saxena took oath as the 22nd LG of Delhi in a ceremony held at the Raj Niwas here on Thursday.

He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, Justice Vipin Sanghi.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues, Union Minister Giriraj Singh, Delhi MPs and MLAs, and top bureaucrats of the city government attended the ceremony.

“I will be more visible on roads than at the Raj Niwas,” he told reporters after the ceremony.

The 64-year-old has replaced Anil Baijal, to become the 22nd administrator of Delhi. Baijal resigned as LG on May 18, citing ‘personal reasons’.

Saxena earlier served as the chairperson of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) 

Prior to that, he was the founder-president of the National Council for Civil Liberties, which has carried out extensive relief work in the earthquake-affected areas of Gujarat.

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