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Dikshit to be sworn-in tomorrow as Delhi CM

delhi Updated: Dec 16, 2008 21:59 IST
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Sheila Dikshit, who led the Congress to a comfortable victory in Assembly polls for the third successive term will be sworn-in tomorrow as Chief Minister of the national capital.

Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna will administer oath of secrecy and post to Dikshit and her six cabinet ministers in a grand ceremony at the Raj Bhawan.

Dikshit had staked claim on Monday for formation of new government in the city being the leader of the largest party in the city.

The 71-year-old Dikshit led the party to victory for the third consecutive term. Congress has 43 seats in the 70-member House while Opposition BJP bagged 23 seats.

Dikshit has created a history of sort by being the only women chief minister of the Congress in the recent times.

Sources said the new government is likely to have some ministers from the previous cabinet -- A K Walia, Arvinder Lovely, Raj Kumar Chauhan and Mangat Ram Singhal. They claimed that former minister Yoganand Shatri will be replaced by Malviya Nagar MLA Kiran Walia.