AAP’s Alka Lamba controversy over resolution on Bharat Ratna to Rajiv Gandhi persists


AAP’s Alka Lamba says I am not resigning

NEW DELHI:MNN:¬†After confusion over the fate of Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba, ANI quoted her on Saturday as saying that “I am not resigning.”

On Friday, there were reports that Lamba was asked to resign after she refused to support a purported resolution passed in the Delhi Assembly urging the Centre to revoke the Bharat Ratna awarded to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

AAP’s Alka Lamba herself had tweeted a photo of the resolution on Friday and said that she is “ready” for whatever punishment the party gave her.

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AAP’s Alka Lamba saying, I got a message from the chief minister to tender my resignation,” PTI had earlier quoted.

According to reorts, AAP’s Alka Lamba’s supporters even wrote to Kejriwal asking him to reconsider his decision of “sacking” Lamba.

The chief minister’s office, meanwhile, remained silent on the issue, with some reports even claiming that the AAP chief was not privy to the last minute amendment moved by his own party MLA Somnath Bharti.

However, Kejriwal’s deputy Manish Sisodia turned the whole story on its head on Saturday as he announced that no resignation has been sought and from anyone, and that “all these are rumours.”

According to reorts, Alka Lamba asked to quit AAP after MLA refuses to back demand for revoking Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna award.

Alka Lamba was asked to resign from primary membership of Aam Aadmi Party and from the Delhi Assembly on Friday after she denied support to a resolution in the Assembly that called for revoking late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna award over the 1984 riots.

Lamba had walked out of the House after refusing to give her support to the resolution.

“After I staged a walkout, I got a message from the chief minister to tender my resignation,” she told PTI.

When asked whether she will quit, Lamba added, “I have won on a party ticket.

I will tender my resignation as demanded by the party,” the former Youth Congress leader said.

The MLA from Chandni Chowk also told ANI, “The party has asked for my resignation.

I’m ready to resign but Rajiv Gandhi has sacrificed a lot for the country and I didn’t support the proposal in Assembly of taking back his Bharat Ratna.

I’ve been asked to resign because I stood against the decision of the party.”

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