After several months of bitterness, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba quits the party with a tweet reads, “Time to say goodbye”. Last week, she had met Congress Interim Chief Sonia Gandhi, indicating her return to the grand old party ahead of the state elections in 2020.
Ms. Lamba tweets, “The time has come to say ‘Good Bye’ to #AAP and to resign from the primary membership of the party. The past six years’ journey was great learning for me. Thanks to all.”
Her move was no surprise as she had been talking about leaving AAP and declared to contest the state polls from Delhi as an independent candidate.
Dissatisfied for several months with the AAP leadership, 43-year-old Alka Lamba had met with Mrs. Gandhi on September 3. She told sources then that her discussion revolved around issues including the existing political scenario of the nation.
Ms. Lamba had been with Congress for 20-years before she joined AAP-led by Arvind Kejriwal in 2013. She won the election from Chandi Chowk, Delhi.
After AAP’s miserable failure in the 2019 National Election, she had accused Mr. Kejriwal by asking for accountability. After which she was eliminated from the official WhatsApp group of AAP MLAs.
Amid public fight with various AAP leaders, Ms. Lamba has refused to campaign for the party in the state polls and even opted out of Arvind Kejriwal’s roadshow following which she was asked to walk behind the AAP Chief’s vehicle.
Alka Lamba openly disagreed with the party over its decision to pass a resolution to revoke former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna in 2018. She had further raised objections to AAP’s resolutions, said that she was all ready to face any charges for defying her leaders over the matter.