New Delhi, December 12: Amid speculations of a Cabinet rejig by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following his second landslide victory in Delhi, reports on Thursday claimed that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo is likely to retain his incumbent team. Party insiders confirmed to reporters that Kejriwal is considering to maintain the old Cabinet, whose work has been overwhelmingly approved by the Delhi electorate.
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Breaking: Kejriwal to Retain Old Cabinet in Delhi
#JustIn | No new ministers in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal to retain old cabinet: Sources
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The speculations of a Cabinet rejig turned rife with the victory of senior AAP legislators Raghav Chadha and Atishi. The latter, who had worked as a parliamentary secretary to assist the state government in education sector, had earned repute for her work. Chadha, a chartered accountant and a prominent face of AAP, was being rumoured as the next State Finance Minister.
At present, the Kejriwal government's number two is Manish Sisodia -- who holds the portfolios of Tourism, Education, Finance, Planning, Land and Building, Vigilance, Services, Women and Child, Art, Culture and Languages. Others Ministers in the current Cabinet are Satyendra Jain (Health, PWD, Power and Urban Development), Gopal Rai (Employment, Labour), Imran Hussain (Food and Supply), Rajendra Pal Gautam (Water, Social Welfare, SC/ST) and Kailash Gehlot (IT, Forest, Revenue, Transport and Environment).