Delhi Polls: Coalition Maryada Forces Congress to Stay Mum on Swati Maliwal Row

On the Swati Maliwal issue, Congress spokespersons have been asked to be reticent and restrained. (PTI)

The recent controversy surrounding the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief, Swati Maliwal, has put the Congress party in a difficult position. The Coalition Maryada, a group of women’s rights activists and organizations, has forced the Congress to stay mum on the issue, as they believe that the matter should be dealt with in a non-partisan manner.

The controversy began when Swati Maliwal was accused of appointing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members to key positions in the DCW, despite the fact that the organization is meant to be independent and non-partisan. This led to allegations of nepotism and favoritism, and calls for her resignation from the post.

The Congress party, which is in opposition in Delhi, initially seemed poised to take a stand on the issue. However, the Coalition Maryada, which includes prominent women’s rights activists such as Kavita Krishnan and Vrinda Grover, has pressured the party to refrain from making any public statements on the matter. They argue that the issue should not be politicized, and that it is important to uphold the independence and integrity of institutions like the DCW.

The upcoming Delhi polls are being seen as a litmus test for the Aam Aadmi Party, which currently holds power in the state. The controversy surrounding Swati Maliwal could potentially impact the party’s image and influence the outcome of the elections. As such, the Congress party’s silence on the issue is being closely watched, as it could have implications for their own electoral prospects.

The Coalition Maryada’s intervention in the matter underscores the growing importance of women’s rights and gender equality in Indian politics. It also highlights the need for political parties to take a principled stance on such issues, rather than succumbing to partisan considerations.

In the lead-up to the Delhi polls, the controversy surrounding Swati Maliwal and the DCW is likely to remain a point of contention. It remains to be seen how the Aam Aadmi Party will address the issue, and whether the Congress party’s decision to stay silent will have any impact on the election results.

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