DCW row: Maliwal says her office has been locked up

New Delhi, Jul 23: Swati Maliwal, whose appointment as DCW
chief by the Kejriwal government was struck down by the LG triggering
a fresh round of confrontation, today alleged that her office has
been locked and name plate removed.
Maliwal also claimed that all files had been take away from her office.
“Why my office has been locked and why my name plate and that of
other members removed from the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) office.
I am not going anywhere…Sitting in air conditioned rooms doesn’t
give me power. I will work for the cause of women and will make DCW
the strongest in the world,” the 30-year-old activist said.
Maliwal had yesterday posted a tweet claiming that LG Najeeb Jung
had called her and conveyed that she should not come to office from
today and that all her files are being taken back.
However, contrary to the claims made in the tweets, she had later
said it was the “LG’s secretariat and not Jung” which communicated
to her office that she should not continue in the post.
Jung’s office had vehemently denied her claims, saying LG was upset
over such baseless allegations.
“The LG has called me and told me that I should not come to office
from tomorrow and all my files are being taken back. The DCW office
will be locked,” she had tweeted.
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. She has been associated with the AAP chief since
India Against Corruption (IAC) days.
Jung had on Tuesday rejected the appointment of Maliwal, handpicked by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying his approval had not been
sought on it.