Delhi

Alka to quit AAP, contest poll independently

AAP MLA Alka Lamba, who has been at odds with her party, on Sunday said that she has decided to resign from the primary membership of the party.

She said that she would not be joining any other party, but would contest the upcoming Delhi Assembly election as an independent candidate. Ms. Lamba said she took the decision after she organised a jan sabha at her Chandini Chowk constituency and consulted with the people. She however, did not give a date as to when she would resign.

“I thought I should talk to the people in my constituency and take a decision. It has been decided that I should break all ties with AAP and resign from its primary membership. I will tender my resignation in writing soon but will continue to be an MLA,” Ms. Lamba said.

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj, reacting to her announcement 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.”

“Alka Lamba has not worked in her constituency and has been absconding from Chandni Chowk. She has been busy with foriegn tours and vacations around the year. Chandni Chowk will never forgive her for deceiving the people’s mandate and deceiving the AAP,” he said.

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