The AAP government called the special session days after the murder of a 19-year-old girl in central Delhi prompted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to demand control over the police.
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The letter cites then Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati’s opinion on powers in the national capital, which states that the L-G is bound to act on the aid and advice of the Delhi council of ministers.
Najeeb Jung also expressed his disappointment over the “inappropriate references” made by the Arvind Kejriwal towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In the two-page letter, Jung sounded a conciliatory note and said his intent was to give the Chief Minister “full cooperation” to ensure the success of the AAP Government.
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Swati Maliwal claimed on Thursday morning that when she reached the DCW office in the ITO area , she found that her office was locked and her nameplate had been removed.
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Swati Maliwal is the wife of Aam Aadmi Party leader Navin Jaihind and has been an advisor to Kejriwal on public grievances and handles his Janta Samwad.
The AAP leaders have also sought a meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue.
But sources in the L-G’s office said that neither were any such directions given to Maliwal nor were any calls made to her.
Swati Maliwal spoke to numerous sex workers and activists on models for rehabilitation of sex-workers and on improving their living conditions.
Meanwhile, the NGT slammed the Haryana government and National Highway Authority of India for delay in construction of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal and Eastern Expressway.
The Lt Governor has written to the chief secretary and principal secretary demanding explanation as to why the said notification has been issued without his approval.
“I think this is a minor technical glitch because what is being said is that the file (my appointment) was not sent to LG’s office,” said Swati Maliwal.