AAP now knocks Rajnath Singh`s door over issues related to Swati Maliwal, Dilip Pandey

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, July 23: In wake of the ongoing controversy over Swati Maliwal’s appointment as the DCW chief and Dilip Pandey’s claims that a police van had tried to run him over, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders will be meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday afternoon.

Senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas are among those expected to be present in the meeting, which is likely to take place at around 12.15 p.m.

Earlier on Wednesday, the AAP leaders met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi. The meeting took place a day after the AAP alleged that a police van had tried to run over Pandey near the Rajinder Nagar police station.

Meanwhile, AAP leader Swati Maliwal on Thursday alleged that the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had asked her not to come to the office following the orders of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

In a series of tweets, Swati Maliwal said: “LG office ne khandan kiya kal LG Office ne DCW m koi phone nai kiya. Shocking. DCW office ne hamse jhoot kyu bola ki LG se phone aaya hai? Kyu DCW office ne hamari name plates hatayi? Files le li aur office na aane ko kaha?”

Maliwal, who is the wife of AAP leader Naveen Jaihind, further said: “Mai 3 din se LG se milne ka samay mang rai hu. Aaj bhi mang rai hu ye samajhne k liye ki sach kya h. Asha karti hu wo samay denge.”

The Lieutenant Governor, who has been locked in a tussle with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the appointment and transfer of senior bureaucrats, declared Maliwal’s appointment as “ultra vires” of the rules.

The AAP has rejected allegations of nepotism made by the BJP and the Congress over Maliwal’s appointment. Silencing all critics, the AAP Government said that it picked the person who is best suited for the job. (ANI)

(With Agency Inputs)

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