In an unexpected cabinet reshuffle, the Delhi government on Monday announced giving the additional charge of law ministry to law ministry to the deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia.
Sisodia will now replace Kapil Mishra, who was asked to look after this ministry after the Jitendra Tomar’s arrest in a fake degree case in June this year.
A Delhi government said there was nothing significant about this reshuffle describing it as a ‘routine matter.’
Sisodia became Delhi’s third law minister in six months.
This announcement set twiiter on fire with an overwhelming majority suspecting a foul play. The dominant theme of twitter conversation was that Mishra’s removal took place because of his letter to Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal. recommending actions against Sheila Dikshit, the former Delhi CM. (see the letter below.)
In that letter Mishra had stated, “I’m afraid that immediately after this expose, there will be attempts to destablize our government in Delhi and to remove me from this chair.”
Here are the snapshots of twitter conversation on Kapil Mishra’s ‘sacking.’
— Suhag Patel (@Suhag_Patel) September 1, 2015
Kapil Mishra shunted out as Law Minister for taking on Sheila Dixit. Two minutes silence for 'krantikarita'. http://t.co/PQ36xVjRbk
— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) September 1, 2015
AAP's great chaos continues with Kapil Mishra's removal as law min. So many sackings, suspensions, removal, arrests in 6 months. What a pack
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) August 31, 2015
Has Kapil Mishra axed due to his incompetency in handling law ministry? Though he has been a super performer as chairman of Delhi Jal board.
— आशुतोष (@ashu3page) August 31, 2015
Kapil Mishra writes a letter on Friday fearing removal and Monday he is shifted from Law 2 Tourism?Thats the story https://t.co/BDKk09Cb89
— Abhisar Sharma (@abhisar_sharma) August 31, 2015
Delhi gets 3rd Law Minister in 6 months.
Manish Sisodia gets additional charge of Law Ministry from Kapil Mishra who retains Water,Tourism
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) August 31, 2015
In minor work reallocation, dy CM Manish Sisodia will now look after law dept. Kapil Mishra will continue as minister for water, tourism
— Nagendar Sharma (@sharmanagendar) August 31, 2015