After many months of bitterness, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba quit the party today with a tweet saying it was “time to say goodbye”.
Lamba’s resignation comes days after she met Congress president Sonai Gandhi to discuss ‘current affairs’. ”Discussion with Smt Sonia Gandhi on current affairs was long due. Today, got a chance to discuss all issues with her. In politics, such interactions have been going on and must continue.” She tweeted after the September meeting.
आज का दिन कुछ यूँ बिता… #Tuesday
In #ChandniChowk #MLA office meeting people…
Among #CATS Ambulance Employees
Meeting with Congress President Mrs Sonia Gandhi Ji.
Attending the welcome reception of New Chiness Ambassdor to #India… #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/Bj63ePPvjy
— Alka Lamba – अलका लाम्बा (@LambaAlka) September 3, 2019
“The time has come to say “Good Bye” to #AAP and to resign from the primary membership of the Party. The past 6years journey was a great learning for me. Thanks to all,” Alka Lamba tweeted.
The time has come to say
"Good Bye" to #AAP and to resign from the primary membership of the Party.
The past 6years journey was a great learning for me.
— Alka Lamba – अलका लाम्बा (@LambaAlka) September 6, 2019
Alka Lamba had been with the Congress for 20 years before she joined Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP in 2013. She won the Delhi election from Chandni Chowk.
After the party’s drubbing in Delhi in the national election earlier this year, Ms. Lamba had riled her AAP bosses by demanding accountability from Arvind Kejriwal. Ms. Lamba was then removed from the official WhatsApp group of party MLAs.
Amid public sparring with various AAP leaders, she refused to campaign for the party in the election and even opted out of Mr. Kejriwal’s roadshow after she was asked to walk behind his car.
Source: HT & NDTV