By Aglaia Staff

After having set a precedent of sorts by refusing a bungalow; Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn in and go in for a floor test(a vote of political importance) on Jan 3. Here is his cabinet; and their qualifications. If there is one thing Kejriwal has proved; it is the fact that the Aam Aadmi can defeat established interests. But, how far this translates into the real thing remains to be seen.


Manish Sisodia, 41: Was associated with Zee News and All India Radio. Quit journalism to participate in the agitation for Right to Information. Key member of the team that led the Jan Lokpal movement. Was in jail with Anna Hazare during the anti-graft agitation.

2. Somnath Bharti, 39: A post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology and a lawyer. Defended activists on whom false cases were slapped during protests that broke out after the Delhi gang rape. Former President and Secretary of the IIT Alumni Association.

3. Satyendra Kumar Jain, 49: An architect by profession, he was working with CPWD. Quit and joined the Jan Lokpal movement. Helped Chitrakoot- based social organisation Drishti that works for visually impaired girls.

4. Rakhi Birla, 26: Was a journalist with a private news channel before joining Aam Aadmi Party. Has been involved in fighting for the cause of the Dalits.

5. Saurabh Bhardwaj, 34: An engineer by profession, he fought legal battle to secure justice for a poor rape survivor. Became a lawyer to provide legal help to such victims, the visually impaired, and senior citizens, among others.

6. Girish Soni, 49: A former youth activist with the Janwadi Naujawan Sabha, he participated in Bijli Pani Andolan of the Aam Aadmi Party.


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