Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal’s Proposal Approved: Kailash Gehlot Gets 8 Key Portfolios Including Finance and Home, Rajkumar Anand to Oversee Education Ministry
NEW DELHI: Kailash Gehlot and Rajkumar Anand have been appointed to take care of the vacant ministries left by the resignations of Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain. Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena approved Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal’s proposal regarding the portfolio.
Gehlot will be responsible for eight important portfolios, including Finance, Planning, and PWD, while Anand will be responsible for Delhi’s famous education ministry and 10 other portfolios. In addition, there may be a major reshuffle in the Delhi government’s cabinet as the names of Saurabh Bhardwaj and Atishi have also been sent to the lieutenant governor for ministerial posts.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of AAP MLAs and MCD councillors on Wednesday to discuss the party’s strategies in light of recent developments, sources said.
While Sisodia, who was handling 18 of the total 33 departments in the Delhi government, was arrested on Sunday evening by the CBI in the Delhi excise policy case, Jain, currently lodged in Tihar jail, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in May last year in connection with a money laundering case.
Gazette notification, regarding portfolios of the Govt of Delhi issued, as Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena approves CM Arvind Kejriwal's proposal to give responsibility of additional departments to ministers Kailash Gahlot & Rajkumar Anand pic.twitter.com/5ybaHMy2yu— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2023
Earlier, The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) divided the portfolio list between its leaders, Kailash Gahlot and Raaj Kumar Anand, just hours after Delhi ministers Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain resigned, reported news agency ANI. Minister Kailash Gahlot has been given Finance, Planning, Public works dept, Power, Home, Urban Development, Irrigation & flood Control and Water departments.
Delhi | After Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain resigned from Delhi cabinet, minister Kailash Gahlot has been given Finance, Planning, Public works dept, Power, Home, Urban Development, Irrigation & flood Control and Water departments.— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2023
Raj Kumar Anand will look after the Education, Land & Building, Vigilance, Services, Tourism, Art Culture & Language, Labour, Employment, Health and Industries departments.