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Updated: October 28, 2009 17:16 IST

Hooda wins trust vote

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A file picture of Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
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A file picture of Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Four days after he was back in the saddle as Haryana Chief Minister for the second straight term, Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday won the vote of confidence in the State Assembly.

Mr. Hooda, chosen by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for the top job despite decline in party’s strength in the Assembly, won the trust motion with 47 members voting in its favour in the 90-member House.

Soon after he took oath as Chief Minister on Sunday, the veteran Jat leader was asked by Governor Jagannath Pahadia to prove his majority on the floor of the House within a week.

The Congress emerged as the single largest party bagging 40 seats in the just-concluded assembly election, but managed to cobble a majority after securing unconditional support of seven independents.

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