AAP MLA Alka Lamba quits party

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s disgruntled MLA Alka Lamba, today, announces her exit from party with a tweet saying it was “time to say good bye”.

“The time has come to say ‘Good Bye’ to #AAP and to resign from the primary membership of the party. The past six years’ journey was a great learning for me. Thanks to all,” Alka Lamba tweeted.

On Sunday, Alka Lamba had said that she has decided to resign from the primary membership of the party and will contest the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls as an independent candidate. The AAP said that it is ready to accept her resignation even on Twitter.

Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba, who has been at odds with the party leadership for some time, said she took the decision after consulting the people of her constituency through Jan Sabha.

Earlier this week, she had met with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, setting off speculation that she would return to her old party ahead of state polls next year. Lamba said that she will soon resign from the primary membership of the party but will continue to be an MLA of the assembly.

Reacting to her remarks, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj in a tweet said, “She has announced this a dozen of times in the past. It takes 1 min to send a written resignation letter to party leadership. We will accept it on Twitter too.”

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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