After a long battle within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the party MLA Alka Lamba has taken to Twitter to say that time has now come for her to bid goodbye and make an exit. This comes just days after a picture surfaced of her with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.
New Delhi: Just days after Alka Lamba posted a picture on her Twitter handle from her meeting with Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi, the disgruntled Aam Aadmi Party leader on Friday kissed goodbye to AAP.
She took to Twitter to announce her decision and termed her six years in association with the party, a “learning experience”.
Alka Lamba’s tweet read, "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 a great learning for me. Thanks to all."
Alka Lamba’s decision to quit the party comes just ahead of Delhi Assembly elections that have been slated for the beginning of 2020. The former AAP MLA had earlier met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, which had fuelled speculations of her joining the grand old party.
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However, Alka Lamba was quick to refute speculations and stated that she had met Sonia Gandhi to discuss issues, including the current political situation of the country.
The AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk had last month announced that she has made up her mind about leaving the party and contest the upcoming Assembly election as an Independent.
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Alka Lamba with AAP
Alka Lamba and the Aam Aadmi Party have been at loggerheads for some time now. After the party's defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, she had sought accountability from its national convener Arvind Kejriwal. She was then removed from the official WhatsApp group of the party lawmakers.
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.
Alka Lamba had first hit a rough patch with the AAP over its decision to pass a resolution to revoke Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna. Alka Lamba had raised objections to the party's resolution.
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Last Updated Sep 6, 2019, 11:53 AM IST