AAP MLA Alka Lamba quits party, says ‘time to say good bye’

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Delhi MLA Alka Lamba on Friday said ‘goodbye’ to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), calling her six-year journey with AAP as ‘great learning’. She is expected to go back to the Congress, the party with which she started her political career in 1994.

Taking to Twitter, Lamba announced her resignation from the party’s primary membership. “”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,” she tweeted.

Lamba’s resignation comes days after she met Congress president Sonia 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 3 meeting.

After the Aam Aadmi Party’s defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, she had sought accountability from party chief Arvind Kejriwal following which she was removed from the official WhatsApp group of its lawmakers.

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

In April, Lamba engaged in a bitter Twitter spat with Bhardwaj, who in taunt, had asked her to resign from the party.

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. Lamba had raised objections to the party’s resolution.

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

Alka Lamba had won the Chandni Chowk assembly seat in the 2013 Delhi election.

(With Agency Inputs)

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