BJP asks L-G to remove Maliwal from DCW

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BJP asks L-G to remove Maliwal from DCW

Saturday, 10 December 2022 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi BJP on Friday demanded that Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) VK Saxena remove Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal, after a court ordered framing of charges against her.

A city court on Thursday ordered framing of corruption and criminal conspiracy charges against Maliwal and others for prima facie abusing their official positions to appoint AAP workers to different posts in the women's rights body.

In a letter to Saxena, the BJP's West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma took up the alleged issue of appointment of AAP workers to different posts in the women's rights organisation by the DCW chairperson. Besides Verma, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, Leader of Opposition Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, former DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh, Shahzad Poonawala, Adesh Gupta and several other leaders demanded sacking of Maliwal from DCW.

Meanwhile, Maliwal said in a tweet in Hindi, “Honest people have to prove their honesty while thieves enjoy their lives in the country. I have handled lakhs of cases, saved several girls from trafficking, ensured that drug and liquor mafia were caught, and stood with the poor. This is my only crime. As long as I am alive, I will keep fighting." In a letter to the L-G, BJP MP Verma said that the defendant appointed AAP workers to various DCW positions without following proper procedures.

“I request you to take immediate action against Maliwal for her unconstitutional action and remove her from the position of Delhi Commission of Women chairperson,” Verma requested.

“Misuse of power has become a common thing for the AAP Government, there is rigging in every department everywhere. Yesterday the court ordered to register a case against @SwatiJaiHind. And I wrote a letter today @LtGovDelhi that such people should be removed from the post immediately,” Verma also wrote on Twitter, in Hindi.

Former DCW chief Barkha Shukla on Friday pointed at the AAP’s involvement in the appointment of members in the body, while also alleging that there was no conduct of educational checks during their recruitment. "Appointments in the Delhi Commission of Women after 2015 weren't done as per the rules. They recruited their own people. High salaries amounting to nearly Rs 1 lakh are paid. There has been a lot of corruption.

Maliwal's secretary should be an IAS officer. Earlier there was Archana Arora but she resigned as they misbehaved with her. Then they recruited their own volunteer who did not belong to the IAS category for the post," she said.

“Strong Suspicion: Delhi Court Frames Corruption Charges Against Swati Maliwal, 3 Others Over 'Illegal Appointments' In DCW under POCA & 120B, AAP is not youngest national party but most corrupt party on national scene today, sharab ghotala, hawala ghotala, bus ghotala…, classroom ghotala, Delhi Jal Board Ghotala, Tihar ghotala, DCW ghotala.

Will Kejriwal play victimhood card or sack Swati Maliwal? This is a court order! In MCD people already defeated Satyendra Jain, Manish Sisodia and Kailash Gehlot,” BJP national spokesperson, Shehzad Poonawalla commented on Twitter.

Bidhuri said that the court accepted that the jobs were given to the people associated with the AAP after bending the rules and regulations and in addition to that the salaries paid to them were also doubled.

Adesh Gupta, the BJP's Delhi unit chief, tweeted in Hindi, “This AAP leaves no stone unturned in doing corruption. The court framed charges of illegal appointment by misusing official position against the chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women.”

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