Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet: Meet the youngest team ever of six

| Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 21:37
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who on Saturday took the charge after his swearing-in ceremony at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi announced his six member cabinet that make up what is possibly the youngest cabinet of India with an average age less than 40 years.

While the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief and Delhi’s eighth CM would not keep any portfolio with him, as informed by Manish Sisodia after the swearing-in ceremony, he shall oversee all the ministries, the capital’s first Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will have the Urban Development and Education portfolios which are again vital to the 70 point manifesto of the AAP.

In the previous government of Arvind Kejriwal for 49 days, the former journalist Manish Sisodia, currently the number two leader in AAP held the same ministries. 43-year-old minister intends to restart his campaign to refurbish the government school and unravel the nursery admission chaos.

On the other hand, Jitender Tomar will be handling the law ministry. The controversial man, Somnath Bharti who was the previous law minister of AAP has been dropped this time.

However, Satyendar Jain who was famous for surprise visits to the hospital is once again coming back as the health minister in the Kejriwal’s cabinet.

A former student leader, Gopal Rai who was at one point asked by social activist Anna Hazare to leave a meeting after a pubic quarrel will handle the transport and labour ministry under Arvind Kejriwal’s rule.

Lastly, a software engineer, Sandeep Kumar will be in charge of the Women and Child Development and Asim Ahmed has taken charge for the food and civil supply.

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