DCW row: AAP govt gives in, sends file for L-G Najeeb Jung’s approval

Ater a meeting with LG Najeeb Jung, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said government has sent the file relating to Maliwal's appointment to LG for clearance

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 23, 2015 8:46 pm
Swati Maliwal, DCW chief, Delhi Commission for Women, Najeeb Jung, Arvind kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party, DCW row, nation news, news DCW chief Swati Maliwal and her team visit GB Road on Wednesday to interact with sex workers. (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

Giving in to Lt Governor’s assertion, the AAP government today sent him a file on appointment of Swati Maliwal as Chief of Delhi Commission for Women, two days after he struck down its decision for not taking his approval.

After a meeting with LG Najeeb Jung, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said government has sent the file relating to Maliwal’s appointment to LG for clearance but added it was done so to “stop the conspiracy to weaken the panel”.

“Modi government made the DCW completely inactive. A new chief was appointed and attempts were being made to make a new beginning from a fresh perspective. But issue is being made out of a signature.

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Nameplate is being removed. But we don’t consider this to be an issue. That is why we have given the file to LG for his signature so that the conspiracy to weaken the panel can be stopped,” Sisodia told reporters.


On Tuesday, Jung had declared Maliwal’s appointment null and void, saying it did not have legal sanctity and was in violation of constitutional provisions.

A defiant AAP Government yesterday refused to comply with LG’s order striking down her appointment, notwithstanding his assertion that ‘Government’ meant the LG in Delhi.

Earlier today, Maliwal claimed that her office had been locked down but hours later it was found open though her name plate was removed. Maliwal also claimed that all files had been taken away from her office.

“Why my office has been locked and why my name plate and that of other members removed from the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) office…. I will work for the cause of women and will make DCW the strongest in the world,” the 30-year-old activist said this morning.

Later, her office at Vikas Sadan in ITO locality was found open but her name plate was removed. When asked about the office being open contrary to her claims, she said her staff had gone to the office in the morning and found it locked.

“It could have been opened later may be due to media pressure or any other reason. But it was locked in the morning. Since we were told we cannot sign any files, in a way the Commission closed down,” she said.

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  1. A
    Jul 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm
    Fighting corruption doesn't come cheap. Fight Kejriwal if you back off the w Delhi will be doomed.Before I though Mr. Modi will do it for the nation and you for Delhi. But Modiji desperately failed(I don't blame him may be his hands are tied or BJP- CORPORATES =0). All those who are vehemently against you are those who are not able to take bribe and make money.
    1. S
      Shyamalendu das
      Jul 23, 2015 at 9:17 pm
      LG should Co-operate with elected Delhi Govt. Take lesson from President of India who co-operate with elected Modi govt. President of India does not miss-use his power to disturb Modi govt's activities.
      1. I
        Jul 24, 2015 at 1:00 am
        Keju can you do nothing else but fight all the time. People of Delhi were mad to have elected you. Anna and you have been great advocates for people’s right to recall the elected representative.Can your party give us a RIGHT TO RECALL OUR DONATIONS ? Will you open up a site to facilitate the donors to seek refund of their donations?
        1. L
          Jul 23, 2015 at 6:13 pm
          RIGHTLY SAID
          1. L
            Jul 23, 2015 at 9:46 pm
            You read Indian Const proeprly, and also Delhi Govt Rules and 239AA of Indi Const, NCR Act. LG need not cooperate with this cartoon AK Tuqalq,, this AK should control tongue and use proper language and refrain from using street side rustic rural language.Perhaps wants self-pity.
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