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Newly inducted Delhi ministers Atishi, Saurabh take cost of ministries immediately

New Delhi [India], March 10 (ANI): Newly appointed Delhi ministers Saurabh Bharadwaj and Atishi Marlena on Friday took cost of their respective departments within the Delhi secretariat.

Both had been sworn in as Ministers within the Delhi cupboard on Thursday within the presence of Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena at Raj Niwas.

This got here after President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday accepted the resignations of former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Minister Satyendar Jain, each of whom are presently lodged in Tihar jail.

President Murmu on Tuesday appointed Atishi and Bharadwaj as ministers within the Delhi cupboard on the recommendation of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, with impact from the date they’re sworn in, said Ministry of Home Affairs.

Kejriwal had forwarded the names to the Lieutenant Governor for his or her appointment to the Cabinet.

Atishi represents the Kalkaji constituency and has been a key member of Sisodia’s training group.

She had additionally contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from the East Delhi constituency and misplaced to BJP’s Gautam Gambhir.

Bharadwaj, the occasion’s nationwide spokesperson, had served the Delhi Jal Board as its vice chairman. The legislator from Greater Kailash was additionally a minister in the course of the first stint of the AAP authorities.

The Delhi council of ministers now has a power of 5, together with CM Arvind Kejriwal, who doesn’t maintain any portfolios.

Sisodia had resigned from all his 18 posts following his arrest within the alleged excise coverage rip-off.

After former Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain’s arrest final 12 months, seven portfolios dealt with by him had been shifted to Sisodia, who was taking care of 18 departments when he was arrested. (ANI)