Breaking News: Alka Lamba says she is not resigning from AAP

Alka Lamba earlier said that it is her opposition to the proposal of withdrawing Bharat Ratna of Rajiv Gandhi that has angered the party colleagues.


New Delhi| Aam Admi Party legislator and party spokesperson Alka Lamba said that she will not resign from the party. Her statement came after a row erupted following the reports of her alleged resignation from AAP.

On Friday, Delhi assembly passed the resolution citing Rajiv Gandhi’s failure to curb violence during 1984 Anti-Sikh riots. Lamba earlier said that it is her opposition to the proposal that has angered the party colleagues. Talking to a news agency, Lamba said, “Party has asked for my resignation.I’m ready to resign but Rajiv Gandhi has sacrificed a lot for country & 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.” She even tweeted about the incident and said that she was ready for any action taken by the party.

The resolution moved by AAP MLA Jarnail Singh was passed by a voice vote in the House. However, Jarnail Singh later clarified that proposal of withdrawal of Bharat Ratna of Rajiv Gandhi wasn’t a part of the original resolution. He said, “It was my feeling and I said it. Technically it wasn’t in the notice.”

Later, Aam Admi Party held a press conference in which Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia confirmed that the party had not sought any resignation from Alka Lamba.


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