New Delhi, September 6: Days after rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba met Congress President Sonia Gandhi, the disgruntled leader quit the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP today, on Friday. Speculations are rife that Alka Lamba is likely to join the Indian National Congress. Her resignation comes after her reported rift with AAP leaders and its founder and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Lamba is an MLA from the Chandni Chowk seat. Lamba had met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, September 3. Alka Lamba, Rebel AAP MLA, Meets Sonia Gandhi, Likely to Join Congress Ahead of 2020 Delhi Assembly Polls.
However, when she was asked about her meeeting with Sonia Gandhi, the MLA said that her meeting with Gandhi was to discuss a number of issues, including the current political situation of the country. The senior politician started her political career with the Congress, and had served the party in various capacities for around 20 years before joining the AAP.
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.
Lamba has been at odds with the Aam Aadmi Party for some time now. After the party’s defeat in Lok Sabha polls 2019, 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.