Ministers in Kejriwal Government - The New Indian Express

Ministers in Kejriwal Government

Published: 24th December 2013 09:06 PM

Last Updated: 24th December 2013 09:13 PM

The following is a list of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet:

Manish Sisodia: A 41-year-old former journalist who came to light during the Jan Lokpal movement, Sisodia routed Nakul Bhardwaj of the BJP by 11,478 votes from Patparganj. He holds a diploma in journalism. He was born in a Rajput family in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh.

Saurabh Bhardwaj: A computer engineer by profession, he completed his BTech from Indraprastha University. Bhardwaj also studied law from Osmania University. The 34-year-old was born and raised in Delhi. He defeated Ajay Kumar Malhotra, son of veteran BJP leader V.K. Malhotra, by 13,092 votes in Greater Kailash.

Somnath Bharti: He pursued a degree in law from Delhi University after doing his Masters in Science from IIT-Delhi. He was also president of the IIT-Delhi alumni association. Born in Bihar, the 39-year-old moved to Delhi in 1992. He defeated two heavyweights - BJP's Arti Mehra and Kiran Walia of Congress - in Malviya Nagar.

Rakhi Birla: Another former journalist, she is the youngest in the likely ministers' list. The 26-year-old holds a Masters degree in journalism from the National Broadcasting Academy in Sarojini Nagar in south Delhi. She defeated Raj Kumar Chauhan, a minister in the Sheila Dikshit government, from Mangolpuri by 10,585 votes.

Satyendra Jain:
He is an architect by profession and used to work with the Central Public Works Department. The 49-year-old Jain won the Shakur Basti seat defeating Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Shyam Lal Garg by 7,062 votes. 

Girish Soni:
The 49-year-old businessman defeated BJP's Kailash Sankla by 1,103 votes from the Madipur seat. Soni, who owns a leather goods business in Madipur, studied up to Class 12 from the Senior Secondary School, Madipur, and has always resided in Delhi. He has been associated with the party since India Against Corruption days. 

(The information has been taken from the AAP and Election Commission website)

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