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Prove majority within week: Guv to Hooda

Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia on Monday directed Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was sworn-in as Chief Minister for the second consecutive term, to prove his majority in the state Assembly within a week.

india Updated: Oct 26, 2009 14:01 IST

Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia on Monday directed Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was sworn-in as Chief Minister for the second consecutive term, to prove his majority in the state Assembly within a week.

Soon after he took oath, Hooda said the Governor gave him a week's time to prove his majority on the floor of the House.

"We will be calling the Assembly session shortly. After the trial of strength, we will constitute the Council of Ministers," he said.

Hooda, chosen by Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the top job despite decline in party's strength in the Assembly, was back in saddle today.

He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by the Governor at a simple function at the Raj Bhawan.

The Congress emerged as the single largest party bagging 40 seats in the 90-member House, but cobbled a majority after securing "unconditional" support of seven independents.