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Asim Mohammed Khan is Muslim face in Kejriwal's Delhi cabinet
Saturday February 14, 2015 2:50 PM, & Agencies

Asim Mohammad Khan, the AAP MLA from Matia Mahal assembly constituency who defeated local political heavy weight and the five-time MLA Shoaib Iqbal, has been inducted as a minister in Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet Saturday.

Asim Khan

Asim Mohammad Khan who took oath of the office along with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party MLAs, is likely to take charge of the Department of Food and Supplies.

Asim Khan (38) has studied at CCS University, Meerut. He began his political career in Congress party but later joined the Aam Aadmi Party.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which has won 67 of the 70 seats in Delhi, has four Muslim MLAs. It has fielded five candidates in the February 2015 state elections. While four won the election, Muhammad Yunus, its candidate from Mustafabad seat, lost the election to the BJP.

Tens of thousands of Aam Aadmi Party supporters who had gathered at the sprawling ground in the heart of the capital since morning cheered loudly and waved AAP flags as Kejriwal and other party MLAs took the oath of office and secrecy.

Kejriwal's close aide Manish Sisodia, who will be the deputy chief minister, was also sworn in along with ministers Satyedra Jain, Gopal Rai, Sandeep Kumar and Jitendra Singh Tomar.

Kejriwal, 46, led the AAP to a thumping win in the Delhi assembly election. The party won a staggering 67 of the 70 seats, leaving the BJP with just three seats. The Congress was wiped out.

This is the second time Kejriwal is becoming Delhi's chief minister. He became chief minister the first time in December 2013 but resigned after just 49 days -- on this day last year.

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