DCW scam: Swati Maliwal backs Manish Sisodia, says FIR against him is baseless

News Agencies | First published: 14 October 2016, 17:53 IST
DCW scam: Swati Maliwal backs Manish Sisodia, says FIR against him is baseless

Lashing out at the Anti-Corruption Bureau over its move to summon Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in connection with an alleged recruitment scam in the statutory body, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal today said the FIR is completely false and baseless. She added it is high time that all work united to tackle rising rape cases instead of taking potshots at each other.

"I just can't understand what is the role of Manish Sisodia in the appointments of Delhi Commission for Women. There is absolutely no role. All the appointments in the Delhi Commission for Women have been made by the Commission because it is an autonomous body and we have followed all due procedures," she said.

Maliwal said this entire case has been done in order to deter the Commission from functioning.

"And in order to give a message to all those people who are supporting the work of the Commission that if you will continue to support the work Commission then we will summon you. I think this is very very bad. Delhi right now needs positive politics," said Maliwal.

"We need to get everybody together in Delhi, the Centre, the state and all its agencies to fight one menace which is the rape of the 11-month-old girl which recently happened in the capital and the rapes which are happening again and again," she added.

Maliwal reiterated that she as well as the DCW would fully cooperate with the probe and dared the investigators to prove even a single charge against her in connection with this matter.

Sisodia, who was summoned by the ACB for questioning in connection with its probe into an alleged recruitment scam in the DCW, earlier today said some people are conspiring against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as they are extremely upset with the working of the Arvind Kejriwal-led government.