New Delhi: Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal on Wednesday denied receiving any official communication shortly after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung annulled her appointment by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said that she respects the "constitutionality" of LG's office and hoped the "minor" issue will be resolved.
"I think this is a minor technical glitch because what is being said is that the file (my appointment) was not sent to LG's office. I think it will get resolved. It is not a very major issue," she told reporters.
30-year-old Maliwal, who took over as DCW chief two days back, said, "We totally respect the constitutionality of the LG's office and will abide by any communication from him."
"In case the Delhi government decides to withdraw the notification of my appointment, we will abide by it," she said, hoping that the LG will give his approval as "my credentials speak for" eligibility for the post.
“I have not received any official communication so far. I will abide by it once I get it,” she was quoted by ANI.
Maliwal added that DCW was a 'kitty party aayog' and she is working towards ending it. “I will work even if I am not on this position,” she told ANI.
Wife of AAP leader Naveen Jaihind, 30-year-old Maliwal was appointed as DCW chief replacing Barkha Singh. She has been associated with the AAP chief since India Against Corruption (IAC) days.
Despite opposition by both Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress over appointment of Maliwal as DCW chief, the party defended Kejriwal's decision saying that she had a long record of “activism”.
(With PTI Inputs)