Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP likely to finalise its Cabinet today

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is set to form the government in Delhi is likely to decide on allocating ministerial berths to its elected MLAs on Thursday.

By Biplob Ghosal | Bollywood Life| Last Updated: Dec 26, 2013, 10:18 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is set to form the government in Delhi, is likely to finalise on allocating ministerial berths to its elected MLAs on Thursday.

Till now six people have been finalised by the AAP for Cabinet posts. The proposed ministers are former journalists Manish Sisodia, Rakhi Birla, former lawyers Saurabh Bharadwaj, Somnath Bharti, architect Satyendra Jain and businessman Girish Soni.
Late Tuesday night, reports emerged suggesting a rift within the party, with MLA Vinod Kumar Binny upset over not getting a Cabinet berth. However, yesterday both Binny and party chief Kejriwal denied the reports.

Delhi will get a minority government -- the AAP won only 28 seats in the 70-member Assembly -- and will depend on the legislative backing of the eight legislators of the Congress, which was voted out after 15 years.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Ramlila Maidan on December 28. It`s the same venue where anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare fasted for 12 days in 2011 for a Jan Lokpal bill with Kejriwal as one of his aides.

Also Wednesday, the Congress scotched speculation that it was having second thoughts on propping up the AAP, removing what looked like the last of the hurdles vis-a-vis government formation.