Rajendra Pal Gautam replaced Kapil Mishra as Water Minister and Kailash Gahlot has been given charge of Law and Transport department.
Both the MLA’s took oath hours after President Pranab Mukherjee approved their induction as new ministers in Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet.
The President also approved the removal of Kapil Mishra as a minister in the Delhi government.
Thursday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal accused Centre of deliberately delaying the appointment of two ministers and asked why the Centre is delaying their appointment.
Why is Centre delaying approving appointment of two ministers? More than 12 days— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 18, 2017
As per the rules, Delhi government needs Centre’s approval to fill vacant cabinet seats.
After 12 days of the official announcement of Kailash Gahlot and Rajendra Pal Gautam’s name as new ministers, the Home Ministry had on Thursday given its nod to their name and sent the file to President.