The controversy over the appointment of Swati Maliwal as the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson is Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s own creation, Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said on Wednesday.
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“The government knew that the L-G is the appointing authority for all such posts in Delhi, including the DCW chairperson. In January 2014, the then Kejriwal-led government had sent the file on the appointment of the DCW chairperson to the L-G, recommending Pushpa Maitre’s name. But now, in July 2015, Kejriwal… took the law into his hands. Violating constitutional procedure, he made a government official issue the orders appointing Maliwal as DCW chairperson,” Upadhyay said.
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Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, on the other hand, claimed that Kejriwal has trouble following protocols. “What was so wrong in sending the file to the L-G for approval? He has made fighting protocols and the Constitution into a habit,” Maken said.