President okays AAP government in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 25: President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared the decks for the formation of an AAP government with Congress backing in Delhi, official sources said Wednesday.

According to the sources, the home ministry has received a formal communication from the president on government formation and this has been forwarded to Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.

“It means the LG can now decide when and where to hold the swearing in ceremony,” a ministry official told IANS.

The Aam Aami Party said Wednesday that its founder leader Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi’s chief minister Saturday at the Ramlila Maidan.

“We have requested the Lt. Governor that we want to take oath on Dec 28 (Saturday), and he has agreed,” AAP’s Kumar Vishwas told reporters.

Besides Kejriwal, AAP has sent a list of six ministers to be sworn in.

AAP has 28 seats in the 70 member house. The Congress, which is extending outside support to the government, has eight legislators.