Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal sworn-in as the youngest Chief Minister of Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal, the convener of the newly launched Aam Aadmi Party sworn in as the seventh (as a person) Chief Minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013 at a function in Ramlila Maidan. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kejriwal. He has sworn in as the youngest Chief Minister of Delhi. He is of 45 years in age.

Apart from Kejriwal, six other MLAs namely Manish Sisodia, Somnath Bharti, Saurabh Bhrdwaj, Rakhi Birla, Satyendra Kumar Jain and Girish Soni also took oath as Cabinet Ministers.
Aam Aadmi Party that won 28 seats in the election held on 4 December 2013 has formed the state Government with the support of Congress party, which won from eight seats. Most seats were wined by BJP, which failed to get a majority and decided not to try to form a Government.
The place of sworn in, the Ramlila Maidan is the same venue, where he rallied the historic anti-corruption movement that was led by the activist Anna Hazare in 2012.
• Arvind Kejriwal will handle Power, Finance, Home and Planning departments
• Manish Sisodia will handle Education and PWD
• Somnath Bharti will handle tourism and Law departments
• Saurabh Bhardwaj will handle Food, Supply and Transport
• Satendra Jain will handle Health
• Rakhi Birla will handle Women and Child Development Minister
• Girish Soni will handle the charge of Development and Employment departments

Chief Minister of Delhi

Time as the CM
Chaudhary Brahm Prakash
1952 to 1955
GN Singh
1955 to 1956
President Rule
1956 to 1993
Madan Lal Khurana
1993 to 1996
Sahib Singh Verma
1996 to  1998
Sushma Swaraj
1998 to 1998
Sheila Dikshit
1998 to 2003
Sheila Dikshit
2003 to 2008
Sheila Dikshit
2008 to 2013
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is only the second Chief Minister to be an IITian after his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar. He is a product of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Khargapur studied Mechanical Engineering and passed out in 1989.