Arvind Kejriwal, as Delhi Chief Minister, to head 'youngest-ever' Cabinet; check them out
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From 26-year-old Rakhi Birla to 41-year-old Manish Sisodia, the soon-to-be Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Cabinet is not just going to be the youngest ever but also probably the first in which all members, including the Chief Minister, are debutant MLAs.
At an age when most youngsters struggle to find their feet in their career, Rakhi Birla will not just be the youngest minister in Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet, but also its only woman face.
Rakhi Birla had emerged as a giant killer after thumping four-time MLA and PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan in the Sheila Dikshit government in Mangolpuri by around 10,500 votes.
Before joining AAP, Rakhi Birla had worked with a private news channel. She had also been working in collaboration with social organisations for the causes of Valmiki community.
Rakhi Birla hails from Valmiki community and her father was associated with Congress for a long time but quit the party in 2011 during the Janlokpal movement.
Manish Sisodia, a trusted aide of Kejriwal, came to prominence during Anna Hazare's movement for Janlokpal Bill in 2011.
The 41-year-old journalist turned-activist-turned-politician Manish Sisodia defeated BJP's Nakul Bhardwaj by over 11,000 votes from Patparganj constituency in East Delhi.
Arvind Kejriwal today sent the list of the six MLAs to LG Najeeb Jung recommending their induction in his cabinet.
Another face in Arvind Kejriwal's team is Saurabh Bhardwaj, an engineering graduate who had also studied law.
The 34-year-old Saurabh Bhardwaj defeated Ajay Kumar Malhotra, son of veteran BJP leader V K Malhotra, by a margin of around 13,000 votes from Greater Kailash constituency.
Arvind Kejriwal, who is a product of IIT Kharagpur, has another IITian in his cabinet in Somnath Bharti who is an MLA from Malviya Nagar. He holds a Master's degree from IIT, Delhi, and a degree in law. The 39-year-old defeated BJP's Arti Mehra and another Delhi government minister Kiran Walia.
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