New Delhi: Soon after Arvind Kejriwal took charge as the Chief Minister of Delhi, sources at the AAP said that the portfolio allocation in the Delhi government has been finalised. As per updates from sources, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not be taking charge of any department.Also Read - Congress Infighting Out in Open: Milind Deora Lauds Kejriwal, Ajay Maken Asks Him to ‘Leave Party’
While the Department of Environment has been allocated to Gopal Rai, the Department of Women and Child Development has been given to Rajendra Pal Gautam. On the other hand, Satyendar Jain has been given the charge of Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Also Read - Kejriwal Seeks PM Modi's Cooperation, Says ‘We Must Work Together to Make Delhi City of Pride For All Indians’
The development comes after Arvind Kejriwal earlier in the day took charge of the office at Delhi Secretariat. He took oath as the chief minister of Delhi on Sunday in a grand ceremony which was attended by more than a thousand people, all mainly from Delhi. Also Read - Sanjay Raut Lauds Kejriwal For Developmental Works; Calls PM Modi, Shah ‘Not Invincible’
Members of his new Cabinet, including Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Rajendra Pal Gautam and Imran Hussain, also took charge at the Delhi Secretariat. The decision for portfolio distribution was taken during the meeting of the new cabinet ministers.
Apart from Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Satyender Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain, and Rajendra Gautam were administered oath as ministers by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal in a grant event at Ramlila Maidan.
However, no woman leader was included in the new Kejriwal’s cabinet, despite the fact that 8 female candidates from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerged victorious in Delhi polls.
The AAP scored a landslide victory by winning 62 seats in 70-member Assembly on the plank of development. The BJP, on the other hand, marginally improved its tally, managing just eight seats. However, Congress failed to open its account, just like last time.
As per updates, Manish Sisodia will be the Deputy Chief Minister and he has been allocated Education, Finance, Planning, Land and Building, Vigilance, Tourism, Services, Art, Culture and Languages Departments.