Alka Lamba, the dissatisfied Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Chandni Chowk Assembly constituency resigned from the primary members of the party, on Friday.
Lamba took to Twitter on Friday to announce the move, saying, “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. Jai Hind.”
Followed by another tweet, she said, “Arvind Kejriwal 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”.”
This could be seen as her reply to AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj who asked her to resign from the party in April when they both had a war of words on Twitter.
@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 move came three days after she visited Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi at her New Delhi residence on September 3.
He bitter relations with the AAP and its chief Arvind Kejriwal were out in the open for many months now. She had strongly reacted to the party’s dismal show in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, in which AAP had won just one seat. She even asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to take accountability of the dismal performance of the party in the elections held earlier this year.
Starting her political career with campus politics, she joined the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the students wing of the Congress. Later on, she switched to AAP.
Assembly elections are to be held in Delhi in 2020. In 2015 assembly elections AAP performed exceptionally well.