AAP MLA Atishi Marlena Sworn In As Delhi’s New Education Minister

AAP's MLA Atishi Marlena Sworn As Delhi's New Education Minister, Atishi Marlena Sworn In
The MLAs from Aam Aadmi Party, Atishi Marlena and Saurabh Bharadwaj took oath as new ministers in the government of Delhi on Thursday. They will replace Manish Sisodia and Satyendra Jain, who resigned after being arrested over the allegations of corruption.

President Droupadi Murmu appointed both the leaders from the Aam Aadmi Party as ministers after being advised by the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.

Atishi Marlena Sworn In

As per the statement given by an official from the Delhi government, Atishi will be given the responsibility to handle education, tourism, power and PWD departments, whereas health, water, industries and urban development departments related responsibilities will be handed over to Saurabh Bharadwaj.

Kejriwal congratulated the newly inducted ministers and said, “Saurabh Bhardwaj and Atishi Marlena have been sworn in as ministers by Honourable Lieutenant Governor. The way Satyendar Jain and Manish Sisodia were doing great work for Delhi, I hope they (Sourabh and Atishi) will also walk the footmarks left by them and do great work for the capital city.”

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Atishi Marlena is an Indian Politician, political activist, and educator who represents the Kalkaji constituency, she even served as a key member and advisor for the Former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia’s team.

Atishi contested the Lok Sabha election from the East Delhi seat in 2019, but lost to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Gautam Gambhir by a margin of approximately 4.77 lakh votes, and came third. Later in the 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, Atishi defeated Dharambir Singh, a BJP candidate by a total of 11,422 votes.

The council of ministers from Delhi now holds a strength of five which includes Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who does not holds any portfolios. Manish Sisodia is now serving jail time in Tihar after being arrested by CBI due to a connection with a case about irregularities in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi excise policy as per allegations. He will remain in judicial custody till March 20th.