Out of the 18 portfolios held by Manish Sisodia, CM Kejriwal decided to allocate 8 to Kailash Gehlot and 10 to Rajkumar Anand. According to sources, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has given the green light to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s request to give Kailash Gehlot and Rajkumar Anand, two new ministers, control over new ministries under the Delhi government. Out of the 18 portfolios that were with Manish Sisodia and that he had given to the LG for clearance, CM Kejriwal decided to allocate 8 portfolios to Kailash Gehlot and 10 portfolios to Rajkumar Anand last night.
Gehlot has been given responsibility for the portfolios of finance, planning, the Public Works Department (PWD), power, housing, urban development, irrigation and food control, and water, in accordance with the proposal that Kejriwal submitted to LG and which has since been approved. Rajkumar Anand has been provided access to education, land and buildings, vigilance, services, tourism, arts, culture, and language, as well as labour, employment, health, and industries.
Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, two members of the Delhi Cabinet, resigned in the wake of charges of corruption against them, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) previously declared that two new ministers will be named soon. Saurabh Bhardwaj, the national spokesperson for AAP, claimed that Sisodia and Jain handled the majority of the vital departments in the small Delhi Cabinet and that the appointment of new ministers was required to prevent delays in the government’s functioning.
The CBI detained Manish Sisodia on Sunday in connection with claims of corruption in the creation and execution of the 2021–22 liquor policy. Jain, on the other hand, is incarcerated at Tihar Prison right now in connection with a purported money laundering case. Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, and Satyendar Jain, a cabinet member, left their positions in the state cabinet on Tuesday. Their resignation was accepted by CM Arvind Kejriwal.
“Several FIRs have been registered against me and more are in the offing. They left no stone unturned to ensure that I leave you. I was threatened and even offered a bribe, but I did not relent. As a result, they arrested me for not bowing before them”, Manish Sisodia penned in his resignation letter.