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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Kejriwal appoints new minister after Sisodia-Jain resigns from Delhi cabinet

News ECG: After being detained on suspicion of participating in corruption, Satyendra Jain and Manish Sisodia announced their resignations on Tuesday. Saurabh Bharadwaj and Atishi, two UP MLAs, will take their places in the cabinet. According to reports, the Governor has received the proposal for their appointment as ministers.

The arrest of two unhappy Manish Sisodia and Satyendra Jain has put Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal under a lot of pressure. Although being detained in a case involving questionable financial activities roughly nine months ago, Satyendra did not leave the ministry at that time.

But last Sunday, everything changed after the CBI detained Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy case. Tuesday marked the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi’s final attempt to obtain bail. Sisodia appealed the arrest straight to the Supreme Court.

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Sisodia’s request received no response from the Supreme Court, though. The following day, he left the ministry. Together with Sisodia, Satyendra Jain left the ministry. It should be mentioned that Kejriwal’s success is a result of both Lokpal’s demands and Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption crusade.

According to experts, if the implicated in the corruption case are kept in the government, it would harm the party’s reputation and cause Manish-Satyendra of Kejri to leave. The resignation of two important ministers necessitated the extension of the UP cabinet in Delhi.

On Wednesday, Saurabh Bharadwaj and Atishi were chosen by Arvind Kejriwal’s team in place of Sisodia and Satyendra. Sources claim that Saurabh Bharadwaj and Atishi’s names as new ministers have already been submitted in proposal form to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena.

The President will then receive it for approval. Upon agreement, it is said that the new ministers will take an oath. Atishi might be in charge of the departments of education, labor, and tourism, according to UP sources. The most crucial departments, such as home, work, and electricity, might have Saurabh as their minister.

In the meantime, the BJP intensified its criticism of the UP government by claiming that the excise policy was corrupt. Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister, was called upon to resign. The center-right party in power has launched several initiatives calling for the resignation of the Delhi administration.

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