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Who is Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia

About Manish Sisodia

Who is Manish Sisodia

A senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Manish Sisodia is the deputy chief minister of Delhi in the Arvind Kejriwal-led government. Sisodia is in charge of several important departments — finance, education, planning, urban development, revenue, services, local bodies, land & buildings, higher education, training & technical education, vigilance, cooperative societies, information technology, and information & publicity. Importantly, he supervises all departments that have not been allotted to any other minister and is considered the architect of the AAP initiative of overhauling the education system in Delhi government schools.
 
Before joining the AAP, Sisodia worked as a journalist with Zee News and All India Radio from 1996 to 2005. He later quit journalism to take part in the agitation for Right to Information (RTI) and played a significant role in laying the foundation for the Jan Lokpal movement, led by Anna Hazare. In 2006, Sisodia founded the Public Cause Research Foundation along with Kejriwal.
 
In 2012, he became a member of the political affairs committee and a year later he was elected as a Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Nakul Bhardwaj by 11,478 votes. In the 2015 Delhi elections, which was swept by the AAP with a win in 67 of the 70 constituencies, Sisodia was re-elected to the Delhi Assembly from Patparganj in East Delhi, beating the BJP’s Vinod Kumar Binny by over 24,000 votes. Sisodia previously established a non-governmental organisation ‘Kabir’ in Delhi to spread awareness about RTI also became an active volunteer of NGO Parivartan.
 
One of the oldest associates of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Sisodia holds a diploma in journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Both he and Kejriwal are the founding members of the AAP.

In 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, he again defeated Ravinder Singh Negi, a BJP candidate by over 3,000 votes.

Latest Updates on Manish Sisodia

SC judge recuses from hearing Sisodia's plea for revival of bail petitions

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Sanjay Karol and Sanjay Kumar said another bench in which Justice Kumar is not a member will take up Sisodia's two separate pleas for reviving his bail petitions

Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 2:04 PM IST
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Delhi Excise scam: SC to review fresh bail plea for AAP's Manish Sisodia

On June 4, the top court had refused to entertain the bail pleas of Sisodia in cases lodged by the CBI and the ED in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam

Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 1:55 PM IST
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Excise policy cases: SC refuses to entertain Manish Sisodia's bail pleas

Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Sisodia, sought bail for him, saying trial in these cases have not yet started despite the politician being in custody for nearly 15 months

Updated On : 04 Jun 2024 | 4:51 PM IST
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News updates: Mehul Choksi says 'reasons beyond his control' have prevented his return to India

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Updated On : 23 May 2024 | 11:34 PM IST
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Non-recovery of cash can't be proof of no corruption: HC on Sisodia's bail

While the two petitions were dismissed on Tuesday, the detailed order was uploaded on the high court's website on Wednesday

Updated On : 22 May 2024 | 9:41 PM IST
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Highlights of the day: Delhi Metro to commence services at 4 am on polling day

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Updated On : 22 May 2024 | 10:54 PM IST
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Excise policy 'scam': Delhi HC extends Manish Sisodia's custody till May 31

Manish Sisodia, currently in judicial custody, is an accused in the probe related to the alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi liquor excise policy 2021-22

Updated On : 21 May 2024 | 3:31 PM IST
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Delhi liquor policy 'scam': Sisodia's judicial custody extended till May 30

Manish Sisodia, currently in judicial custody, is an accused in the probe related to the alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi liquor excise policy 2021-22

Updated On : 15 May 2024 | 12:21 PM IST
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Enforcement Directorate to name AAP as accused in liquor policy 'scam' case

Delhi excise policy case: The Delhi court deferred the hearing on the consideration of the 6th supplementary chargesheet filed by the ED to May 20

Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 4:07 PM IST
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People like Kejriwal, Sisodia, Jain never welcome in BJP: Anurag Thakur

He also accused Kejriwal of 'crushing' the Constitution by not resigning from his post despite being in jail pending trial on serious charges in the liquor excise policy case

Updated On : 11 May 2024 | 4:19 PM IST
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Delhi HC dismisses PIL seeking facilities for CM Kejriwal in jail

Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma said the petition was misconceived and filed with oblique motives

Updated On : 08 May 2024 | 2:17 PM IST
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Excise policy case: Delhi court extends custody of Sisodia till May 15

Sisodia has been in custody since February 26, 2023, after arrest by the CBI in Excise policy case. Thereafter, he was arrested by the ED

Updated On : 07 May 2024 | 1:33 PM IST
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Excise policy 'scam': HC asks CBI, ED to reply to Sisodia's pleas for bail

Sisodia, in an interim application, urged the court to continue the trial court's order allowing him to meet his ailing wife once a week in custody, during pendency of his pleas

Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 1:12 PM IST
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Former Dy CM Sisodia moves Delhi HC seeking bail in CBI, ED cases

Sisodia approached the high court after a trial court refused to grant him bail in the matter on April 30

Updated On : 02 May 2024 | 7:46 PM IST
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Delhi court rejects Manish Sisodia's second bail plea in excise policy case

Manish Sisodia is facing a corruption and money laundering probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate

Updated On : 30 Apr 2024 | 4:58 PM IST
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Excise policy case: Court extends custody of Sisodia, others till May 8

The accused persons were produced before Special Judge Kaveri Baweja through video conferencing on the expiry of their judicial custody granted earlier

Updated On : 26 Apr 2024 | 5:22 PM IST
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Delhi govt minister Saurabh Bharadwaj meets CM Kejriwal in Tihar Jail

After his arrest, Kejriwal had sent messages to his ministers to address issues such as water supply and availability of medicines in government hospitals

Updated On : 24 Apr 2024 | 2:02 PM IST
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CM Kejriwal not being allowed to meet family in Tihar jail: Sanjay Singh

The chief minister met his wife Sunita Kejriwal and personal secretary Bibhav Kumar inside Tihar Jail on Tuesday

Updated On : 13 Apr 2024 | 3:19 PM IST
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AAP's Sisodia moves court seeking interim bail for election campaigning

Sisodia resigned from the Delhi cabinet on February 28, 2023

Updated On : 12 Apr 2024 | 12:46 PM IST
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Kejriwal's PA to challenge termination by Directorate of Vigilance in CAT

The order stated that the charges against Bibhav Kumar are grave in nature, including charge of assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty

Updated On : 11 Apr 2024 | 2:36 PM IST
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