MLA Alka Lamba Quits AAP, Announces Resignation on Twitter

The Aam Aadmi Party has now turned into “Khas Aadmi Party,” Lamba said.

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Former Aam Aadmi Party member, MLA Alka Lamba.

Amid an ongoing feud with the Aam Aadmi Party leadership, MLA Alka Lamba on Friday, 6 September, quit the party and asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to accept her resignation on Twitter.

Saying that the Aam Aadmi Party has now turned into “Khas Aadmi Party,” she alleged that the party spokespersons had told her that the party would accept her resignation even on Twitter.

In another tweet, she said, “The time has come to say ‘Good Bye’ to AAP.”

On Tuesday, she had met Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath, sparking rumours of her joining the grand old party ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections scheduled to be held early next year.

Lamba started her political career with the Congress, and had served the party in various capacities for around 20 years before joining the AAP.

After AAP's defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, she had sought accountability from Kejriwal. Following which, she was removed from the official WhatsApp group of the party lawmakers.

Further, she had also refused to campaign for the party in the Lok Sabha polls and refrained from participating in Kejriwal's roadshow after she was asked to walk behind his car during the event.

Lamba had first hit a rough patch with the AAP over its decision to pass a resolution to revoke Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna. She had raised objections to the party's resolution.

In December 2018, she said in a tweet that the AAP had asked her to support the resolution, which she refused. Lamba had added that she was ready to face any punishment for her actions.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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