Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) disgruntled MLA Alka Lamba said she has decided to resign from the party ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls. After her visit to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's residence, rumours suggest that the disgruntled MLA will join the Congress
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) disgruntled MLA Alka Lamba from Chandni Chowk is likely to join the Congress after alleged cold war with the party and its chief Arvind Kejriwal. On Tuesday (September 3), Lamba met Congress leader Sonia Gandhi at her residence. After this meeting, speculation is rife that she will join the Congress.
In the month of August, Lamba said, she has decided to resign from the party and will contest the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls as an independent candidate. Meanwhile, the AAP also had said that it was ready to accept her resignation.
According to reports, after the Aam Aadmi Party's defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, she had sought accountability from party chief Arvind Kejriwal. After this she was removed from the official WhatsApp group of its lawmakers.
Lamba had also refused to campaign for the party in the Lok Sabha polls and even refrained from participating in Kejriwal's roadshow.
In April, Lamba engaged in a bitter Twitter spat with Bhardwaj, who had asked her to resign from the party.
She had first hit a rough patch with the AAP over its decision to pass a resolution to revoke Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna. Lamba had raised objections to the party's resolution.
In December, she said in a tweet that AAP had asked her to support the resolution, which she refused. Lamba then added that she was ready to face any punishment because of her actions.
She had won the Chandni Chowk Assembly seat in the 2013 Delhi election.
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Last Updated Sep 3, 2019, 2:53 PM IST