Delhi CM Kejriwal sacks water minister Kapil Mishra, Rajendra Gautam and Kailash Gahlot included

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The Arvind Kejriwal government today sacked Kapil Mishra as the water minister, days after he sided with senior party leader Kumar Vishwas who has been at loggerheads with the party leadership.
The party also inducted two new faces -- Seemapuri MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam and Najafgarh legislator Kailash Gehlot -- into the Cabinet. A senior official said the decision to remove Mishra was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Soon after the move, Mishra claimed he would "expose" the involvement of certain AAP leaders in an alleged scam tomorrow. He said he had met the chief minister earlier in the day and handed over documents related to the alleged scam. "I was not informed of the decision and as per my knowledge, it was taken unilaterally by Kejriwal. The Cabinet or the Political Affairs Committee (the AAP's top decision- making body) was not involved," Mishra told PTI.

A senior government official said the decision to remove Mishra was taken after it was found that the minister had submitted several "inflated" bills.

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said to ANI that Kapil Mishra was relieved off his duties due to unsatisfactory water situation in the capital.

Interestingly Kapil Mishra on Saturday evening tweeted that he has briefed Arvind Kejriwal about a water tanker scam and will brief the public on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, "Water management was not up to the mark. Kapil Mishra made a lot of effort. The Chief Minister decided to bring in Kailash Gahlot in his place."

He added that two persons have been included in the Cabinet now-- Kailash Gahlot and Rajendra Gautam for a post which was vacant.

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