DCW corruption: Arvind Kejriwal blames Narendra Modi after his name crops up in FIR
He said the prime minister and lieutenant governor must have conspired against him after the complaint did not state his role in the alleged recruitment scam.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday named Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a co-accused in the FIR against Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal in an alleged recruitment scam, reported IANS. However, the complaint does not state clearly what role the chief minister played in the alleged irregularities in the appointment of staff at the agency, according to The Hindu. According to ANI, Kejriwal was added to the FIR because the complainant had mentioned him.
Kejriwal refuted the allegations and blamed Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for involving him in the matter. The chief minister said, "How can they name me without my role in it? It can only be done on the directions of people sitting in big positions." He added that a special Assembly session will be called soon to take up this case and other recent incidents.
The ACB has registered the FIR against Maliwal on Tuesday. The case was lodged under the Prevention of Corruption Act, a day after Maliwal was questioned by ACB officers. The investigation against the DCW chief began after Barkha Shukla Singh, a former chief of the women's panel and Congress legislator, filed a complaint that accused Maliwal of resorting to "nepotism and favouritism" in the appointment of 85 new DCW staff. Singh had also alleged that Maliwal appointed supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party to key positions.