Centre will soon sack DCW chief Swati Maliwal: Arvind Kejriwal
vNew Delhi: Launching a fresh attack on Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and the Centre, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday asserted that there are numerous decisions of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government which the importance which Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to be reversed through the LG, like the removal of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal.
Taking to Twitter, the AAP national convener said that the LG and the Prime Minister were in cohorts to take down the Delhi Government.
Calling on the people to name one positive thing that the Prime Minister or ’his’ LG has done for the national capital so far, Kejriwal said that the ’negative’ duo had done nothing but create hurdles.
On Saturday, Lt Governor Jung had asserting that he was in the process of overturning "illegal decisions" taken by the AAP government.
"If this "least interference", then what is "high interference". Shameful subversion of democracy to protect chair. AAP govt asked for land for 10 hospitals from DDA. Modi’s LG refused. Was our demand illegal?. Hold power cos accountable- make them pay compensation for unscheduled power cuts. Is it illegal?LG sitting on it," Kejriwal said in a series of tweets.
Further quoting sources, the AAP Chief added that the LG was ’hell bent’ on removing the team which made clinics and saved money on flyovers, adding that DCW chief Swati Maliwal was in danger too.
"Increase min wages in Delhi. Is it illegal? Sources: Big cos met Modiji n opposed it. Now LG sitting on that file. LG hell bent on removing the team which made moh clinics and saved money on flyovers. Sources-LG n PMO hell bent on removing Swati Maliwal 4 doing gud job. She’ll be arrested coming week n then removed," he said.
Last week, the ACB (anti-corruption branch) raided Maliwal’s office following a complaint by Delhi Congress leader Barkha Shukla Singh alleging that it was indulging in illegal practices of appointing its party associates to plum posts.
However, Maliwal said she will be not "be scared or silenced," and that the DCW will continue working for women.
Jung on Saturday had slammed Kejriwal’s claim that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were in cohorts to become an obstacle AAP’s governance initiatives.
"Unfortunately illegal decisions were taken during without my knowledge. Then I wrote to the officials to set things right after the HC verdict. I have received around 250 files till date. Now that the court has drawn the line, they have sent the files. I am working with the hope that things will improve," Jung said.
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