In Delhi turf war AAP’s case eroded by falsehood

Is Kejriwal’s appointee for women’s panel twisting facts to suit her party’s fight?

GN Bureau | July 23, 2015


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Swati Maliwal, whose appointment to Delhi Commission for Women has triggered fresh turf war in the administration of the capital, is playing victim after trying to score political points.

On Wednesday, she had tweeted that "LG sahab ne call karke bola hai ki kal se mujhe office nahi ana hai aur meri sari files wapis li ja rahi hain. DCW par kal tala laga diya jayega  (the LG has called me and told me that I should not come to office from tomorrow and all my files are being taken back. The DCW office will be locked).” This was retweeted by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.


Later when lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung's office strongly rejected her claim that Jung had called her personally, Swati Maliwal sought to clarify her tweet, claiming that Jung's office had communicated to her office not to come to office from Thursday. However, the LG’s office denied even this assertion and said none from his staff had even talked to her.

And today she donned the role of a victim as her nameplate was removed from the DCW office. "Now my nameplate has also been removed from DCW office room, it’s a shameful act," Swati Maliwal said. "I got a call from the DCW office asking me not to report to work on Thursday. Lt Governor's office had told DCW office to pass on the message to me. It's really sad that in a situation like this when Delhi is really going through a very severe law and order situation and it is becoming all the more dangerous for women, this kind of a decision has come out," said Maliwal.


Maliwal’s appointment as DCW chief was struck down by Jung amid an escalating row with the AAP government. Jung had on Tuesday rejected Maliwal's appointment saying his approval had not been sought on it.


The Delhi government, however, said she will continue in her post. A final decision on the entire issue will be taken on Thursday, said a senior government official.


Swati Maliwal said yesterday that she will continue in her capacity as DCW chief till further government orders in this regard. “I want to assure the women that I will continue to work in the grassroots. I have been fighting for women within the system for last 10 years and will continue to do so," she said.

 

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