New Delhi: An architect by qualification, softspoken Satyendar Jain has been given the charge of key Health and Power departments in the new AAP government, a reward for his loyalty to party chief Arvind Kejriwal.
At 50, Jain is the oldest member of Kejriwal-led government.
Media-shy and softspoken, Jain has been given the portfolio for his 'good work' done in his earlier stint when he was credited with have ensured adequate stock of medicines in the hospitals.
Apart from Health, he has also been given important portfolios like industries and PWD.
Besides Sisodia, a close confidant of Kejriwal, Jain is the only minister from the earlier AAP government who has found place in the new cabinet.
Jain has been associated with Kejriwal since India Against Corruption days. When Kejriwal formed Aam Aadmi Party, he also joined him to be a part of the new organisation. He won the assembly elections from Shakur Basti, a pre-dominantly Muslim area.
This time, he defeated BJP's S C Vats by a narrow margin of 3,133 votes.