I am not resigning from party: Lamba
NEW DELHI: AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk Alka Lamba will not resign from the party. Lamba was asked to step down following a row over the demand for stripping former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of his Bharat Ratna.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia clarified that the resignation of Lamba was never sought by the party. "We haven't asked anybody to resign and nobody is resigning," Deputy CM Sisodia said. "I am not resigning," Lamba said soon after.
On Friday, Lamba claimed that in the Assembly a handwritten note with the mention of Rajiv Gandhi was circulated which she did not agree with and she would be ready to face any action by the party.
She also tweeted: "I was asked to support the resolution demanding taking back the Bharat Ratna awarded to former PM Rajiv Gandhi. Since I didn't agree to this, I staged a walkout. I am ready to accept whatever punishment is given to me." Later, AAP MLA and chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj clarified that such resolution was not passed in the House.
According to the sources, the behaviour of Lamba irked CM Arvind Kejriwal thereafter she was asked to resign from the party. The speculation raised on the matter after reportedly Lamba was removed by the WhatsApp groups of the party. Sources said despite her public statements, Lamba never sent in her resignation.