Arvind Kejriwal asked to prove majority by Jan 3

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SummaryArvind Kejriwal was asked to prove his majority on the floor of Delhi assembly by January 3.

Delhi's chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal was today asked to prove his majority on the floor of Delhi assembly by January 3.

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung told Arvind Kejriwal to prove his majority majority on the floor of the House within seven days from the date on which he takes oath of office after receiving the clearance of President Pranab Mukherjee.

Kejriwal, who led Aam Aadmi Party to a remarkable victory in assembly elections, will take oath on Saturday along with six other AAP MLAs who will be part of the Cabinet.

"The President has directed that Arvind Kejriwal may be asked to prove his majority on the floor of the House within seven days from the date on which he takes oath of office," senior officials in Delhi government said.

They said the President has appointed Kejriwal as Chief Minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi with effect from the date he is sworn in.

Sources said a session of the assembly is likely to be called from January 1.

AAP has 28 seats while Congress with 8 has agreed to give it outside support. BJP is the single largest party with 31 seats in its kitty. The party had declined to form government citing lack of majority in the 70-member assembly.

The date for the swearing-in ceremony was finalised at a meeting Kejriwal held with Delhi Chief Secretary D M Spolia.

The cabinet ministers to take oath along with Kejriwal are Manish Sisodia, Rakhi Birla, Somnath Bharti, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Girish Soni and Satendra Jain.

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