Seventh Delhi Legislative Assembly Constituted
The new Delhi Legislative Assembly was constituted on Wednesday, a day after the Aam Aadmi Party swept the elections winning 62 of the 70 seats.
The official Twitter handle of the Delhi Assembly said the Election Commission has notified the results of the Feb. 8 polls. "With this, the Seventh Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi is deemed to have been constituted with effect from 12.02.2020 (Section 73 of the Representation of the People Act,1951)," it said.
Earlier in the day, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh along with election commission senior principal secretary K F Wilfred met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to hand over the list of the newly-elected MLAs. The BJP has won eight seats and is the second party to have representations in the Delhi Assembly.
Meanwhile, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday held a meeting with the newly-elected MLAs at his official residence. The MLAs elected him as the Leader of Legislature Party, a formality necessary to stake claim to form a government. Lieutenant Governor Baijal will formally be apprised about Kejriwal being elected the Leader of Legislature Party.
Thereafter, the Lieutenant Governor will write to the President through the Union Home Ministry, saying the AAP has won the majority. The President will issue a notification appointing the leader of the legislature party as the chief minister. In states, governors appoint chief ministers. In the coming days, one of the MLAs will be appointed as a pro-tem speaker who will oversee the oath of the new lawmakers.