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Dec 26, 2013

Delhi CM designate Arvind Kejriwal has said he will start implementing his party's manifesto from the day his government takes charge.

New Delhi:  Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday at Ramlila Maidan. Kejriwal will take oath alongwith 6 ministers.

The Aam Aadmi party has finalised names of six MLAs to be inducted in the Kejriwal cabinet.

These are Manish Sisodia, Rakhi Birla, Satendra Jain, Girish Soni, Saurabh Bhardwaj and Somnath Bharti.

The date of swearing in ceremony was finalised soon after the Delhi LG Najib Jung invited Kejriwal to form government on Wednesday.

Delhi Chief Secretary D M Spolia met Kejriwal at his residence and conveyed the invitation by the LG to him for forming government.

Earlier the LG had received the formal communication by the President Pranab Mukherjee regarding AAP's government formation in Delhi.

Kejriwal had on Monday met the LG and staked claim to form government in Delhi.

Kejriwal had proposed Ramlila Maidan as the venue for his swearing in ceremony.

Arvind Kejriwal has said he will start implementing his party's manifesto from the day his government takes charge.

Kejriwal met AAP supporters and party workers and deliberated on a future strategy on Wednesday.

Later speaking to news persons, he said MLAs who want to support AAP on its 18-point charter are welcome to do so.

AAP on Wednesday reiterated it is not in any sort of coalition or understanding with the Congress and expects "support of the majority" on the floor of the House for its 18 issues.

Party leader Yogendra Yadav said Aam Aadmi Party will go to the floor with its 18 point agenda and 28 MLAs.

He added the party expects the support of the majority in the house on these points. If they failed to get it, they would move out.

Discontent was also visible within the Congress over its support to AAP.

A section of the party is opposing the decision and some people have even taken to the streets to protest against it.

The party has however, accepted the divide within over supporting AAP.

Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal said the party had decided to support AAP after much consideration.

Meanwhile, BJP said AAP's talk of alternative politics was a sham after the reported rifts over ministerial berths.

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