Kejriwal not to keep any portfolio, Sisodia made Deputy CM

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015,18:07 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Announcing that Chief Minister Arvind  Kejriwal will not retain any ministry for himself, Deputy Chief  Minister Manish Sisodia said Mr Kejriwal will be supervising each and every ministry and department.
Addressing the media soon after a meeting at Delhi Secretariat chaired by Mr Kejriwal, Mr Sisodia said the Chief Minister would be in charge of three main sectors– to supervise ministries and make their work effective, to make changes in system with the use of modern technology and to connect directly to the people of Delhi.
Mr Kejriwal did not attend the press conference as he was not feeling well.    Mr Sisodia said the Delhi Chief Minister wanted to work for a change in the system. Focus of Mr Kejriwal will be to run the government for next  five years effectively, he added. I have been asked to work as Deputy CM and will also be handling departments which are not allocated to any minister, he said.    Mr Sisodia, apart from overseeing government’s affairs as Deputy CM, will also handle finance and planning, education, urban development and revenue.
He said Gopal Rai has been given charge of transport, development, labour, general administration and employment. Satyendra Jain will be in charge of power ministry, health, industries, PWD and irrigation and flood control department. Jitendra Singh Tomar has been given charge of law and  justice, home, tourism, art and culture, Mr Sisodia informed.
Asim Ahmed Khan will look after the food and civil supply, environment and forest, and election departments. Sandeep Kumar has been allocated ministries of women and child welfare, language, SC/ST development. The AAP had stormed to power in Delhi winning 67 out of total 70 seats.