Disgruntled AAP legislator Alka Lamba resigns
An upset Aam Admi Party legislator Alka Lamba on Friday quit the party after six years of association saying she would return to Congress. The Chandni Chowk MLA said she has been disrespected by the party people on several occasions and took the decision after consulting the people of her constituency through a Jan Sabha.
She tweeted, “The time has come to say ‘Good Bye’ to #AAP and to resign from the primary membership of the Party. The past 6 years journey was great learning for me. Thanks to all.”
The 43-year-old lawmaker and the top party officials have been at loggerheads since long but the issue took an ugly turn after she objected to party resolution to revoke Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna and secondly when she sought accountability form party chief Arvind Kejriwal following party’s miserable defeat in the 17th Lok Sabha polls. After this, she was removed from the party’s official WhatsApp group.
To add to her woes, on another occasion she was asked to behind Kejriwal’s car during one of his roadshows. Lamba also did not campaign for the party due to differences with the party leaders.
On an earlier occasion, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj taunted her asking her to resign from the party and that it would be accepted on Twitter too.