Alka Lamba, a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP,) on the 6th of September, resigned from the AAP.
Ms. Lamba took to Twitter and posted a picture with Sonia Gandhi.
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
In another tweet, Alka Lamba targeted the Spokesperson of the AAP and said, “Arvind Kejriwal Ji, your spokesperson asked me as per your desire, with the full arrogance that the Party will accept my resignation even on the Twitter. So pls (please) kindly accept my resignation from the primary membership of the “Aam Aadmi Party,” which is now a “Khas Aadmi Party.””
@ArvindKejriwal Ji, your spokespersons asked me as per your desire, with the full arrogance that the Party will accept My resgination even on the Twitter.
So pls Kindly accept My resgination from the primary membership of the
“Aam Aadmi Party”, which is now a “Khas Aadmi Party”.
— Alka Lamba – अलका लाम्बा (@LambaAlka) September 6, 2019
The meeting between Sonia Gandhi, the interim President of the Indian National Congress (INC) and Alka Lamba gave way for speculations about Ms. Lamba joining the INC in the future. However, neither Ms. Lamba nor the INC revealed anything about Ms. Lamba joining the INC.
There were some issues between Ms. Lamba and the AAP since the past few months. She was even removed from the WhatsApp group of the Party and was not invited to the major discussions and meetings of the AAP.
Ms. Lamba was disappointed with Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi and the President of the AAP, for sidelining her.
The resignation of Alka Lamba ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections could be a major drawback for the AAP. The AAP is one of the strongest parties in Delhi against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP.)
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the AAP did not manage to win a single seat out of the 7 Lok Sabha seats, whereas the BJP swept away all the Parliamentary constituency seats in the City.
The Delhi Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in 2020.
Stay tuned for further updates.