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Delhi Lt Govt asks Kejriwal govt to spell out reasons for removing Barkha Singh

New Delhi:  Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Thursday sent a proposal for removal of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Singh back to the state government seeking reasons for the move."The LG has sought
IANS January 30, 2014 23:32 IST
IANS
New Delhi:  Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Thursday sent a proposal for removal of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Singh back to the state government seeking reasons for the move.

"The LG has sought clarifications on the removal of the DCW chairperson. He asked the reason for the government reconstituting the panel," said a senior official in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government.

The government is preparing answers to the Lt. Governor's queries and would send it to him soon, the official added.

Barkha Singh, who had also met Jung during the day, has been engaged in a war of words with the Aam Aadmi Party government, after it Wednesday proposed Hindi writer Maitreyi Pushpa's name as the new panel chief.

After meeting Jung, she said: "It is nowhere written in the rule book that a political person cannot occupy this post."

"One and a half years of my tenure is left. The Lt. Governor will decide now," she said.