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DCW chief Maliwal could be arrested soon: Kejriwal hits out at Modi, L-G

delhi Updated: Aug 27, 2016 12:29 IST
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DCW chairman Swati Maliwal during a press conference in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Launching a fresh wave of attack on Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and the Centre, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that there are numerous decisions taken by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to be reversed through the L-G, like the removal of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal.

On Twittr, the AAP national convener said that the Jung and Modi were in cohorts to take down the Delhi government.

Calling on the people to name one positive thing that the Prime Minister or “his” L-G has done for the national capital, Kejriwal said that the “negative” duo had done nothing but create hurdles.

Jung had said on Friday 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 L-G refused. Was our demand illegal?. Hold power cos accountable- make them pay compensation for unscheduled power cuts. Is it illegal? L-G sitting on it,” Kejriwal said in a series of tweets.

Further quoting sources, the AAP chief added that the L-G was “hell bent” on removing the team that 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 more 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.

The Anti-Corruption Branch had last week raided Maliwal’s office after a complaint by Delhi Congress leader Barkha Shukla Singh alleged 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, had on Friday 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.