Why is AAP legislator angry with women’s panel headed by her own party activist?

Alka Lamba praises former chief from Congress for quick response to cases liker hers

GN Bureau | August 14, 2015


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Aam Aadmi Party legislator Alka Lamba is not happy with the response of the Delhi commission for women. It is headed by her party activist Swati Maliwal, who enjoys the support of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The commission’s slow response seems to have not gone well with Alka. The DCW on Thursday issued notice to Delhi police in connection with the attack on Alka Lamba earlier this week, after the legislator met the officials of the panel.

Sources said that the DCW took the step hours after the Chandni Chowk legislator reached its office following the panel asking her to come and present her side of the story.

Alka Lamba suffered head injury after a 19-year-old boy, working at a sweet shop, hurled a stone at her during her anti-drug drives at Kashmere Gate on August 9. The assailant was later arrested. Later, Delhi police, on the basis of seven separate complaints by some shopkeepers, also booked Lamba for vandalising some shops in the area.

While coming out from DCW office, Alka Lamba blamed the commission for reacting over her matter so late and not issuing the summons to police and Bharatiya Janata Party legislator OP Sharma, who had used disgraceful language against her.

"I made a complaint to DCW on August 10. Even after three days of my complaint, the commission did not take any action. It issued summons neither to police nor to OP Sharma while I as a victim was told to come and submit evidences of the incident," she told media persons.

Strangely, the AAP legislator praised DCW ex-chief Barkha Singh from Congress for taking prompt action in such cases. "Barkha Singh took action immediately over any complaint. She used to take action in the evening over the complaint made in the morning," she said.

Well, Kejriwal needs to have a second look at the working of DCW as he has made security of women in Delhi is main campaign point in his fight against Modi government for the control over Delhi police. His own party MLA has termed DCW as slow and almost branded it as insensitive to women.

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