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AAP cabinet likely to include young professionals

New Delhi, Dec 23, 2013 (IANS)
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal with party leaders Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Singh Yadav addresses a press conference in New Delhi.  PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist

The following is a list of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators who could be part of Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet:

Manish Sisodia: A 41-year-old former journalist who came to light in the Jan Lokpal movement, Sisodia routed Nakul Bhardwaj of BJP by 11,478 votes from Patparganj. He holds a diploma in journalism. He was born into a Rajput family in Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh.†

Saurabh Bhardwaj: An engineer by profession who has also studied law, the 34-year-old defeated Ajay Kumar Malhotra, son of veteran BJP leader V.K. Malhotra, by 13,092 votes in Greater Kailash.†

Vinod Kumar Binny: At 40, Binny, elected from Laxmi Nagar in east Delhi, is a gradaute from Delhi University. He defeated Delhi health minister A.K. Walia by some 8,000 votes. He was a member of the Congress from 2009 to 2011 but left it after joining the Jan Lokpal movement.†

Somnath Bharti: He pursued a degree in law after doing his Masters in science from the IIT-Delhi. †The 39-year-old was also president of the IIT-Delhi alumni association. He defeated two heavyweights -- BJP's Arti Mehra and Kiran Walia of Congress -- in Malviya Nagar.

Rakhi Birla: Another former journalist, she is the youngest in the likely ministers list. The 26-year-old holds a Masters degree in journalism. She defeated Raj Kumar Chauhan, a minister in the Sheila Dikshit government, from Mangolpuri by 10,585 votes.

Bandana Kumari: Another 39-year-old, she is a graduate who fights for the cause of poor women. She defeated BJP's Ravinder Nath Bansal by over 10,000 votes from Shalimar Bagh.Jarnail Singh: Educated upto Class 12, the 32-year-old owns a water purifier company. He defeated Rajiv Babber of BJP from Tilak Nagar in west Delhi by 2,088 votes.


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