DCW Maliwal does a Kejriwal; accuses Sheila Dikshit, everyone else
NEW DELHI: Instead of helping the long-suffering Delhi women, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief and allegedly a relative of Kejriwal, Swati Maliwal decided to play politics and lodged a complaint with the Anti- Corruption Branch against former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her predecessors-Barkha Shukla and Kiran Walia, alleging financial fraud.
Swati Maliwal’s husband Navin Jaihind is a senior leader in AAP. Swati Maliwal herself was an advisor to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and has been associated with the AAP chief since India Against Corruption (IAC) days.
Maliwal’s complaint comes days after the ACB registered an FIR against her in connection with alleged illegal recruitment in the women’s panel, on a complaint filed by Shukla.
“The commission while pursuing the files of the previous commission has discovered instances of gross financial irregularities and high misappropriation of government funds done by previous chairpersons, namely Barkha Shukla Singh and Kiran Walia, with some instances prima facie being carried out under directions of then Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit,” the complaint alleged
Maliwal named Dikshit alleging the irregularities were carried out between 2007 and 2015 when she was the Chief Minister.
The move comes after the ACB filed an FIR against Maliwal on 19 September over alleged irregular recruitment in DCW following a complaint from the Singh, a Congress politician.
In her complaint, Singh alleged Maliwal had illegally appointed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) associates to beneficiary posts.