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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 throughout the 2012-13 Jan Lokpal marketing campaign.

New Delhi:

At 26, Rakhi Birla grew to become 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 out to be 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 give up in seven weeks. But she gained once more in 2015 and was appointed deputy Speaker in 2016.

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

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

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

After successful 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 automobile belonged to a celebration employee.

She was dragged into extra hassle 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 mentioned she was being utilized by the BJP to “defame” AAP.

Ms Birla later put out a press release saying she had severed all ties together with her brothers.

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