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Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet in Delhi has been reshuffled on Thursday. Atishi has been made the Finance and Revenue Minister. Now Atishi has 14 portfolios.
Atishi already had 12 departments like Women and Child Development Department, Public Works Department, Energy, Education, Art Culture and Language, Tourism, Higher Education, Training and Technical Education, Public Relations.
Earlier on Thursday itself, the Delhi government had accused Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena of withholding the file related to the cabinet reshuffle. The AAP government said- We had sent the file related to cabinet reshuffle to the Lt. Governor to get it signed, which he has withheld for the last 4 days. Previous LG Anil Baijal used to clear such files within half an hour.
However, these allegations were denied by the LG office. It was told by the office that the file was signed on Wednesday and sent back to the Delhi government. News agency PTI gave this information quoting sources.
Let us tell you that in the last few months, there has been a reshuffle of ministerial posts in the Delhi government several times. Former Delhi Deputy CMs Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain are in jail, having resigned from ministerial posts in March. After which Saurabh Bhardwaj and Atishi were sworn in for these posts.
Kailash Gehlot got the responsibility of Finance Ministry after Manish Sisodia went to jail. He also presented this year’s budget.