Chief minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal has to prove majority today
New Delhi – Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi, will today seek a confidence vote to prove that his Aam Aadmi Party has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi.
AAP minister Manish Sisodia will move the motion seeking the trust of the House at 2 pm and Mr Kejriwal will make a speech. Voting is expected at about 5 pm.
While Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has 28 MLAs, he will need the support of eight legislators of Congress to prove his majority.
Meanwhile, Congress reportedly declared that it will continue to lend outside support to the AAP government.
Kejriwal and 70 MLAs took oath in the first session of the new legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
After the vote of confidence in the House today, election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be held on Friday.
On January 6, Lt Governor will address the House which will be discussed the next day.
Soon after taking oath as the Chief Minister of the state on Saturday, Kejriwal lost no time in transferring nine senior bureaucrats from their departments, including CEO of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Debashree Mukherjee to Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).
He then went on to provide free supply of 700 litres of water everyday for Delhi households and reduced electricity tariffs by 50 per cent.