Sisodia, a trusted aide of Kejriwal, came to prominence during Anna Hazare's movement for Janlokpal Bill in 2011. The 41-year-old journalist turned-activist-turned- politician defeated BJP's Nakul Bhardwaj by over 11,000 votes from Patparganj constituency in East Delhi. Another face in Kejriwal's team is Saurabh Bhardwaj, an engineering graduate who had also studied law. The 34-year-old defeated Ajay Kumar Malhotra, son of veteran BJP leader V K Malhotra, won by a margin of around 13,000 votes from Greater Kailash constituency. Kejriwal has another IITian in his cabinet in Somnath Bharti who is an MLA from Malviya Nagar. He holds a Master's degree from IIT, Delhi, and a degree in law. The 39-year-old defeated BJP's Arti Mehra and another Delhi government minister Kiran Walia. MLA from Shakur Basti (North) Jain, who will also be inducted as a minister, is an architect by profession. Girish Soni, an MLA from Madipur, had participated in Bijli-Pani agitation of AAP and motivated people to join the movement. Meanwhile AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binni on December 25 denied any rift with the party. A day after Laxmi Nagar MLA Binny, a ministerial aspirant, walked out of a meeting at Kejriwal's house after coming to know that he was not among the probable ministers, Kejriwal said the legislator was not interested in a ministerial berth. "Binny came to me last evening. He told me he does not want a ministerial berth and that he was here for a mission.
Binny said he has conveyed to the media that he was not upset," said Kejriwal. Binny, on his part, stated that he was not angry and that there was no rift in the party. "There is no rift between me and the party. There is nothing that I was angry about after being denied a post in the ministry," he said.