ACB’s summoning of Sisodia “political vendetta”: Swati Maliwal

Sisodia told reporters that "some people" are not able to digest the work being done by the Delhi government.
DCW Chief

DCW chief Swati Maliwal on Friday termed ACB’s summoning of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia as “political vendetta” and claimed that he had no role in the appointments made to the women’s panel.

“ACB summoning @msisodia reeks of political vendetta. He has no role in DCW appointments. DCW was always autonomous, ” Maliwal said in a tweet.

She also accused ACB of not taking action on her complaint against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

“Sad. ACB pursuing false case against me, not taking action on my corruption complain against Shiela Dixit for past 3 weeks despite evidence (sic),” Maliwal said another tweet.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was on Friday questioned by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) over the alleged recruitment scam at the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

The Deputy Chief Minister arrived around 11 a.m at the ACB office on Friday and his questioning continued for over two hours, said a senior ACB officer.

Before being questioned, Sisodia had told reporters that “some people” are not able to digest the work being done by the Delhi government.

 “We are doing our work and some people are not able to digest it. This is why the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and ACB have been told to go after us,” Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister said, before entering ACB office.

“In the documents that were probed by the ACB, it was found that there was a letter from the office of Sisodia that had authorised DCW as a body with financial autonomy. As per rules, only the LG can grant financial autonomy to a body. We will be questioning him on this aspect,” PTI quoting its sources as saying.

The Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia was summoned by the ACB informing him about the questioning. The DCW has been under the scanner of ACB for arbitrarily appointing 85 people in past year.