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Rakhi Birla, AAP’s Giant Killer, Youngest Minister, Youngest Deputy Speaker

Rakhi Birla, AAP's Giant Killer, Youngest Minister, Youngest Deputy Speaker

Rakhi Birla turned to politics after assembly Arvind Kejriwal through the 2012-13 Jan Lokpal marketing campaign.

New Delhi:

At 26, Rakhi Birla turned the youngest minister in Delhi as she joined Arvind Kejriwal’s cupboard when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) first got here to energy in 2013. Later, the two-time MLA from Mangolpuri went on to turn into one of many youngest deputy audio system.

She got here to be often known as “giant killer” when she defeated Congress veteran Raj Kumar Chauhan from Mangolpuri, not as soon as, however twice.

Her stint as Women and Child Welfare Minister within the first AAP ministry was shortlived as Mr Kejriwal stop in seven weeks. But she gained once more in 2015 and was appointed deputy Speaker in 2016.

Rakhi turned “Birla” though she was initially “Bidlan” as a result of her college mistakenly wrote “Birla” on her Class 10 certificates.

A mass communication pupil and former journalist, Rakhi Birla’s political stint has been eventful and even controversial.

She turned to politics after assembly Arvind Kejriwal through the 2012-13 Jan Lokpal marketing campaign.

After profitable the Delhi polls in 2013, she contested the 2014 nationwide election towards the BJP’s Udit Raj and misplaced.

A yr later, she landed in an enormous controversy over stories {that a} model new SUV had been gifted to her on her birthday. AAP denied it, asserting that the car belonged to a celebration employee.

She was dragged into extra bother when her sister-in-law complained to the police about home violence and alleged that the AAP chief did nothing to assist her. Ms Birla’s brother in flip stated she was being utilized by the BJP to “defame” AAP.

Ms Birla later put out an announcement saying she had severed all ties together with her brothers.

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