CM Arvind Kejriwal may not make major changes in Cabinet portfolios

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses crowd at Ramlila Maidan.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unlikely to make major changes in the portfolios of his newly-appointed Cabinet ministers, sources said on Sunday. Besides Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Satyendar Jain, Imran Hussain, Rajendra Pal Gautam and Kailash Gahlot took the oath of office and secrecy at a mega event on Sunday. Sources said that Sisodia, who was deputy chief minister in the 2015 Delhi Cabinet, is likely to remain the Deputy CM in the new AAP government as well. Sisodia is also likely to continue to hold the education portfolio, they said. Most cabinet ministers will take charge of their respective offices on Monday.

 

Rajendra Pal Gautam, who had held the charge of social welfare and SC/ST in the previous AAP government, took charge of his office on Sunday, a few hours after the oath-taking ceremony, even as there has been no official announcement yet on portfolios.



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