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Manish Sisodia

Aam Admi Party

Basic Info

About,Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia (Born on 5 January 1972) ,is an Indian politician who has been the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015. He also holds the Finance and Planning, Revenue, Services, Power, Education, Higher Education, Information Technology, Technical Education, Administrative Reforms portfolios in the government of Delhi.

Previously, he was briefly a cabinet minister in the Government of Delhi between late December 2013 and February 2014, when he had responsibility for education, PWD, urban development, local bodies and land and building.

Prior to being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Delhi in December 2013, Sisodia was a social activist and journalist as well as a member of the National Executive Committee of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Education & Background

The son of a teacher, Manish Sisodia was born in Pilkhuwa in Hapur district Uttar Pradesh.He subsequently moved to Pilkhuva, 50 kilometres from Delhi where he commenced his career as a journalist after completing a diploma in journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

From 1997 to 2005, Manish Sisodia worked as a documentary film maker and a television newsreade

Political Career

Manish Sisodiya As Politician

Following the creation of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in late 2012, Manish Sisodia became a member of its Political Affairs Committee. He was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in the December 2013 Delhi Assembly election, when he defeated Nakul Bhardwaj, a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, by 11,478 votes in the Patparganj constituency of East Delhi.
 
Manish Sisodiya was then appointed cabinet minister in the Government of Delhi, having responsibility for education, PWD, urban development, local bodies and land and building.
 
In the February 2015 Delhi Assembly election, which resulted in a landslide victory for AAP, he was again elected from Patparganj, defeating Vinod Kumar Binny of the Bharatiya Janata Party by a margin of 28,761 votes.