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How AAP Will Divide Up Manish Sisodia’s 18 Portfolios

New Delhi:

The 18 portfolios of the Delhi authorities dealt with by Manish Sisodia will likely be divided amongst two ministers of the Delhi authorities for now, sources have advised NDTV. Kailash Gahlot and Raaj Kumar Anand will every be in command of two signature portfolios of Mr Sisodia, sources stated.

Mr Anand will likely be taking care of the showcase departments of Training and Well being, which the Aam Aadmi Celebration considers its crown jewels.

Kailash Gehlot, one of many senior members of Arvind Kejriwal’s cupboard, will likely be in command of the very important energy and water departments. AAP’s supply on its promise of free energy and water in Delhi is seen as a key side of its sweeping victory in Punjab.

He may even oversee finance, probably the most essential division forward of the Delhi price range due in March.

Mr Sisodia, arrested in reference to the alleged liquor rip-off in Delhi, stepped down as a minister right this moment. So did one other Delhi minister, Satyendar Jain, who has been in jail for round eight months.

Earlier than quitting, Mr Sisodia was dealing with 18 of Delhi’s 33 ministries, together with well being, which was the accountability of Satyendar Jain until his arrest.

Celebration sources stated there will likely be no addition to the cupboard until the Delhi price range is introduced subsequent month.

Sources say Mr Gahlot will take over eight portfolios that additionally embody Residence, City Growth, Planning, Public works Division, Irrigation and Flood Management. Mr Anand’s share consists of Land and Constructing, Vigilance, Providers, Tourism, Artwork Tradition and Language, Labour, Employment and Industries.

The AAP authorities had began out with seven ministers, and now has solely 5. Mr Kejriwal, the face of the get together and the federal government, has not dealt with any division up to now.

There may be hypothesis that the crunch would possibly tie him up with governance in Delhi forward of a string of state elections this 12 months and the final elections the following.

AAP, which obtained the nationwide get together standing with final 12 months’s Gujarat elections, was planning to contest in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Mr Sisodia faces corruption allegations in reference to a brand new liquor sale coverage in 2021. The CBI contends that liquor firms had been concerned in framing of the coverage, for which kickbacks to the tune of Rs 30 crore had been paid by a liquor foyer it dubbed the “South Group”.

The coverage would have led to a 12 per cent revenue for them, of which 6 per cent was routed to public servants via middlemen, the company claimed.

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