Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Cabinet ministers took oath as MLAs in the first session of the Delhi Assembly held on Wednesday. Pro tem Speaker Mateen Ahmed administered oath first to Kejriwal, then to Manish Sisodia, followed by other minister and MLAs.
After taking oath, Kejriwal shook hands with BJP’s legislative party leader Harshvardhan. During his speech at the swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the CM had termed Vardhan ‘a good man, though the same thing couldn’t be said for his party’. Vardhan was BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the Assembly polls.
The MLAs took oath in Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi and Bhojpuri. Out of 70 MLAs, 68 took oath, while two reached late.
The AAP has named AAP MLA Maninder Singh Dhir as AAP candidate for the post of Delhi Assembly Speaker
The Kejriwal-led state government will seek vote of confidence in the House on Thursday.
The AAP has 28 members in the 70-member Assembly, and therefore, is eight members short of majority. The Congress, with eight members in the House, has announced that it will extend external support to AAP.
Seats won by respective political parties