AAP MLA Alka Lamba has lashed out at her party leadership after being accused of looking for reasons to leave the party. Reacting to a news item quoting AAP spokesperson Surabh Bhardwaj, the MLA from Chandni Chowk warned the leadership to not mistake her silence as her weakness.
Lamba tweeted, “Not just me, many other MLAs too don’t need to find a reason (to quit the party). Like me, many other MLAs are still associated with the party despite there being many reasons (to leave the party). This is what is being deemed as MLAs’ weakness. I will continue to work for the people as their elected representative.”
#कारण खोजने की मुझे ही नही बल्कि बहुत से दूसरे MLAsको भी कोई जरूरत नही है,
पहले से ही बहुत से ऐसे कारण मौजूद होने के बावजूद भी मेरी तरह दूसरे MLAsआज भी पार्टी से जुड़े हुए हैं,
इसे ही MLAs की कमज़ोरी समझा जा रहा है,
जनप्रतिनिधि के तौर पर मैं जानता के लिये अपनी सेवाएं जारी रखूँगी। https://t.co/PZz72fNSWH
— Alka Lamba (@LambaAlka) February 5, 2019
The controversy started on Sunday, when Lamba took to Twitter to announce that Delhi Chief Minister and AAP’s national convener, Arvind Kejriwal, had unfollowed her on Twitter.
Reacting to her tweet, Bharwaj had told news agency IANS that Lamba was simply looking for reasons to leave the party. As for Kejriwal unfollowing Lamba on Twitter, Bhardwaj had said that it was Kejriwal’s personal choice to follow on an individual on Twitter.
Last year in December, Lamba was asked by the party to resign from the AAP after she objected to a resolution seeking the withdrawal of the Bharat Ratna award confererd to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia had later denied media reports quoting Lamba on the story.