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Updated: December 25, 2013 01:24 IST

AAP finalises team amid resentment

Mohammad Ali
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AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal with party leader Manish Sisodia
AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal with party leader Manish Sisodia

Besides Mr Sisodia, the Cabinet will include Rakhi Birla, Somnath Bharti, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Girish Soni and Satendra Jain

Amid Aam Aadmi Party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny recording his strong resentment over his exclusion from the list of MLAs to be sworn in as Delhi Ministers, the party finalised the Council of Ministers.

Manish Sisodia, AAP’s youngest MLA Rakhi Birla, lawyer Somnath Bharti, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Satyendra Jain and Girish Soni are in the list of the MLAs sent to the Lt. Governor by Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday. Sources in the AAP said Mr. Binny was offered the post of Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister but he rejected it. The sources expressed surprise as Mr. Binny’s brainchild, the institution of gram sabha implemented in his municipal ward in Lakshmi Nagar, was picked by Mr. Kejriwal as a model for implementing development works in the capital.Mr. Binny was reportedly angry at two relatively non-entities, Mr. Jain and Mr. Soni, being preferred over him.Talking to journalists outside Mr. Kejriwal’s residence at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad, where the names of ministers was finalised, party spokesperson Mr. Sisodia said he had no knowledge of any rift in the party over formation of the Cabinet. When insisted, he said: “Only Arvindji will tell about it.”

Mr. Kejriwal is expected to take over as Chief Minister of Delhi and will take oath on December 26 at Ramlila Maidan, the nerve centre of Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption agitation in 2011.

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The congress offered unconditional support.Kejriwalji wrote letters to both Soniaji and Rajnathji.
I appreciate the spirit of Sri.Vinod Kumar Binny for not entertaining any bitterness and asserting that he has no rift with AAP. A party with good principles only gets noble persons as members.Mr. Binny will surely play an important role in the successful running of the government by using his experience and wide knowledge.
With unity AAM can achieve most of the things it promised the electorate, if not all.
AAP has a well educated, principled,and dedicated team at the top. They can try and implement new methods in administration,replace cumbersome procedures with simpler ones.motivate the employees to work more efficiently.Better days are ahead for Delhi citizens.

from:  Hariharan
Posted on: Dec 25, 2013 at 21:18 IST

My frank opinion is dividing the country based on caste,
religion is nothing but cheating the citizens and getting votes to enjoy
power. What is essentially required is unity of people and this is being
defeated by the present rule of the politicians. Instead of teaching the
people to be united and work or study honestly, present day all
politicians are dividing people based on religion, caste and get votes
to enjoy power. Pity is even judiciary is silent on this.

from:  B S GANESH
Posted on: Dec 25, 2013 at 08:48 IST

Simply Coincidence : I was remembering the Movie called Nayak(2001) it
was a Tamil Remake (Oke Okkadu -Arjun Sarja) played by Anil Kapoor,
where Hero(A TV Journo) was offered 1 day as CM and he took on
Corrupt system in very minute and tried to reverse the system in
single day by issue of Orders against corrupt officials and
politicians .. That was Reel.. and shortly we are going to see it in
Real in Delhi from 26th Dec On-wards, difference is Arvind Kejriwal
survives till Congress supports him, I doubt if Kejriwal can replay
the Arjun's reel life in Real , If he does then he will prove a point
that he stands for (maybe for only few days, till the plug is pulled
by Congress, which in turn may feel threatened by Arvind's actions)

from:  Satish
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 23:08 IST

WOW... A change in the politics of India is on its way. This is the first Tsunami of change. Ministers ruling Delhi who know what they are doing...
Congratulations to Arvind Kejriwal!

from:  kranthi
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 22:48 IST

Incase Congress wanted to go out of support,they have to discuss with
the people instead deciding on their own. Simliarly, like the rest of
people who had decidded through the referendum. And, it should be
thought as time wasting process.

from:  KGovind
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 22:43 IST

Unlike earlier rulers, follow the good principles from day one ! face
criticisms and go with the peoples immediate requirements ! young and
educated team should not have difference of opinion ! Jai Hind !

from:  rengarjan
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 21:44 IST

what seems till now that this government gives a feeling of my
government and not bjp's or congresse's government.thums up .now
ministers and chief minister himself wont take the dubious distinction
of being privileged with red beacon lights is an idea of great
intellect . these lights were creating and was very good a raw
material for creating a rift in the so called egalitarian society. and
were very similar to the award of titles of rai bahadur and khan
bahadur by british raj ,if government of india can abolish that on the
principle of infringement to right to equality then same principle
should be applied here as well and no person who so ever he may be, be
entitled for its use( applicable to all bureaucrats).and its use
should be limited to ambulance,fire brigades and police patrolling
parties. on to question of recognition which always haunts them,- a
person is always recognized by his,service,deed,,professionalism and
not by paraphernalia example mother teresa.

from:  tinku
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 20:51 IST

This Government is possibly the most crucial one formed in the history of
our country. It can change the Indian political system for the good or the
worse. I certainly hope its the former. Mr Kejriwal people have trusted
you with a great responsibility. Please don't let them down.
I wish you all the best

from:  Mahendar
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 20:32 IST

congratulations to all of us "THE PEOPLE" reason being the formation
of this government is reflection of our dire need and demand that we
want a democratic delivery system to cater us not the "SARKAR" in its
vernacular sense, which we have been the victim of till now and has
only be fooled us and merely giving thanks will be too little an
entity to mr. kejriwal, for being a bellwether to our this
call,"KUDOS" to him.secondly their is no way that i suggest mr
.kejriwal and his highly professional team regarding governance ,
delivery and professionalism because i am too junior to them be it
meritocracy or experience but i would like to make a point that, like
they have made a transformation in political execution why not to give
the best to administrative execution by employing the specialist
people to their respective field to the contrary of the trend till
present that generalist people with no specific track record of
specialization (IAS)being given the charge of various fields

from:  mayank mishra
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 20:17 IST

Dear Arvind,
Congratz on winning and picking up a good team. You must show the Indian politicians and the officials, how clean governance can be done and set a model for others to follow nationwide. Stand up for integrity, accountability,performance and you will a long way in Indian politics.Good Luck!

from:  Sesha Kesavan, Fellow IITian,KGP , Austin, Texas, USA
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 19:58 IST

Congrats.The real cat(tom) and mouse (Jerry) drama starts now.(Tom and Jerry)Congress will try to trap and drag AAP down on one
pretext one or other.But Jerry will use his cleverness outwit
congress. Try to implement what all possible administratively
on your agenda. Always think that "today is last day of this
ministry and will be pulled down" and work accordingly.

from:  G.Ramachandran
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 19:39 IST

Nice to see educated people are taking good roles, hope to see 'New'
Delhi. All the best to AAP

from:  Karthik B
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 19:30 IST

I wish this great change starts with Delhi and slowly spreads to other
parts of India. What an incredible change. First time in India's
history, the chief minister's seat will say "I am proud to be the seat
of a chief minister" who sits on me.

from:  Amal
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 19:26 IST

That's the wrong RAjendra Kumar you have. The one with the PhD and MIT
etc degrees is in TN cadre.

from:  Sameer
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 19:16 IST

Krazy wala all the best Please give reprentation to Minorties groups also. Bottom line personal integrity and honesty .....of course.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 18:56 IST

Congratulations Arvind on forming the Government in the national
capital! When I hear the educated people taking key positions in the
Govt, I feel like I am seeing movies!


Even if you can rule only for a short period, I believe you can do
wonders, given the fact that you and your entire team is not only
educated but also intelligent.

But, ALWAYS keep eyes on Congress and BJP. With their lengthy
political experience and deep pockets, they won't be interested to see
a good government running which will eventually ruin their prospects
in New Delhi state politics in future.

As a quote says, ' Be lion at heart but NEVER FORGET the tactics of

Wishing the best to your Government and the people of Delhi.

from:  Lakshmanan B
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 18:43 IST

Dr. Kumar's cv in public domain says that he holds a PhD in
International Economic Development and a Master in City Planning -
both from MIT, an MTech in Management and Systems from IIT Delhi, and
a BTech in Civil Engineering (ranked First in Class) from IIT Kanpur
(not Kharagpur). Currently responsible for implementing the National
e-Governance Plan (NeGP), his other specialties include Economic
development policy and planning, information and communication
technologies and development, urban and regional planning and
development, public policy and administration - every single one of
great interest to Delhi no doubt.

Seems like an excellent choice.

from:  D Mahapatra
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 at 17:26 IST
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