Amid rift with the party, AAP Lawmaker from Chandni Chowk Assembly Seat Alka Lamba said she will not participate and campaign for her party in the national elections, due for May 12 in the national capital. Claiming she has been sidelined by the party in last 4 months, Lamba said she will continue to serve the people of her constituency (Chandi Chowk) but will not participate in any type of campaigning in favour of the party.
‘From the past 4 months, I am seeking time to meet Leaders of the party but no one responded to my request, So I have decided not to campaign for the party’, said AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk.
She has been sidelined by the party after she claimed in December last year that she has been asked to resign following the controversy in Delhi Assembly over revoking the Bharat Ratna from Prime Minister’s Rajiv Gandhi.
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Lamba also accused AAP MLA from Greater Kailash Saurabh Bhardwaj of creating a rift between her and the party. Both – Bhardwaj and Lamba was recently in a war of words on the social networking site Twitter.
She also took a jibe at Party by quoting the tweet of AAP Punjab MLA quit to join AAP.
उसका शक बेवज़ह मुझ पर ही रहा,
छोड़ कर चला कोई और गया,
समय रहते सम्भल सको तो सम्भल जाओ,
वक्त बड़ा बलवान है। https://t.co/laABKunBDF
— Alka Lamba (@LambaAlka) April 25, 2019
Earlier it was speculated that she may join back Congress in a run-up to the national elections.
Reportedly, She said that it will be an honour for her to join Congress. She reportedly said that she had given 20 years to Congress. However, she claimed that she has not received any proposal to join Congress. Lamba started her political career as a student by joining Congress student wing NSUI.
She joined the Aam Aadmi Party in 2013.
While AAP in a run-up to the national elections had on Thursday released its manifesto focusing on the full statehood to Delhi. AAP in the national capital will take on Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party.
A total of 439 nominations have been filed for 7 Parliamentary Seats of the national capital. Tuesday was the last date to file nomination for May 12 polls. North East Delhi has received the highest number of nominations accounting to a total of 74 whereas North West Delhi has received only 39 nominations.
Lok Sabha Polls 2019 has already begun and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23.
All 7 parliamentary seats of Delhi will vote on May 12.