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DCW Chief Swati Maliwal will be arrested soon, warns Kejriwal

Updated: Aug 27, 2016 12:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 (ANI): Launching a fresh attack on Lt.Governor Najeeb Jung and the Centre, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday asserted that there are numerous decisions of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government which Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to reverse through the Lt.Governor such as the removal of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal.

Taking to Twitter, the AAP national convener said Jung and the Prime Minister were in cahoots to take down the Delhi Government.

Calling on the people to name one positive thing that the Prime Minister or 'his' Lt.Governor have done for the national capital so far, Kejriwal said that this 'negative' duo had done nothing but create hurdles.

Yesterday, Lt Governor Jung had asserted that he was in the process of overturning "illegal decisions" taken by the AAP government.

"If this is "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 LG refused. Was our demand illegal?. Hold power cos accountable- make them pay compensation for unscheduled power cuts. Is it illegal?LG sitting on it," Kejriwal said in a series of tweets.

Further quoting sources, Kejriwal added that Jung is 'hell bent' on removing the team which 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 moh 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.

Last week, the ACB (anti-corruption branch) raided Maliwal's office following a complaint lodged by Delhi Congress leader Barkha Shukla Singh in which she alleged that the DCW is indulging in illegal practices of appointing its party associates to plum posts.

Maliwal, however, said she will be not "be scared or silenced," and that the DCW will continue working for women.

Jung yesterday slammed Kejriwal's claim that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were in cahoots to obstruct the AAP's governance initiatives.

"Unfortunately, illegal decisions were taken without my knowledge. Then, I wrote to the officials to set things right after the high court 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. (ANI)

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