The Morning Wrap: Rajasthan Cuts Taxes On Tobacco; Finally Jitender Singh Tomar Admits Degree Is Fake

16/06/2015 8:46 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najib Jung (L) adminsters the oath to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Jitender Singh Tomar during the Delhi state swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi on February 14, 2015. AAP president Arvind Kejriwal promised to make Delhi India's first corruption-free state and end what he called its 'VIP culture' as he was sworn in as chief minister before a huge crowd of cheering supporters. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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