Does Alka Lamba’s cryptic tweet have message for AAP leadership?

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AAP MLA Alka Lamba on Sunday night posted a cryptic tweet on the day Punjab MLA Sukhpal Khaira quit the party and launched the tirade on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Alka Lamba

In her tweet, the MLA from Chandni Chowk, wrote, “Have heard about and seen people jumping off sinking boats. For the first, I am seeing people jumping off fast paced boats. It’s understandable when someone jumps off sinking boats, no problem. But, when someone jumps off a fast paced and nicely sailing boat, then it’s always wise to look for the fault in the boat in a timeliness manner.”

Lamba’s tweet has come days after it was reported that the AAP leadership had sought her resignation over the passing off of a resolution on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Lamba had reportedly raised objections on the resolution seeking to revoke the Bharat Ratna honours from Gandhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, had later held an emergency press conference to deny the reports of AAP resolution seeking to revoke the Bharat Ratna honours from the former PM.

Lamba’s cryptic tweet on Sunday has also come on the day Khaira quit AAP and launched a tirade against the party leadership. Last week, another AAP MLA HS Phoolka had quit the party. Later, speaking to reporters, Phoolka had said that it was a mistake to have converted an anti-corruption movement into a political party.

Reacting to Khaira leaving the party, Sisodia said that his resignation was expected. In a series of tweets, he wrote, “Mr Sukhpal Khaira’s resignation was expected. Party will be strengthened with his exit. He shuld now resign from MLA also, which he won on party ticket. Mr Khaira started revolting against party since post of LoP in Punjab was given to a Dalit leader.”

On 29 December, Lamba had tweeted a YouTube link of an old song filmed on late Rajesh Khanna with a caption that read, “Hum se kaa bhool hui jo ye saza ham ko mili (What mistake have I committed that I am being punished this way).” She had also used a hashtag in Hindi ‘Janta Havaldar (People are watching).’

This too had led many to speculate that all was not well with her and the AAP leadership. Some believe that Alka and a few other sitting MLAs are visibly hurt over the AAP leadership’s decision to parachute people with no previous history of electoral victories as Lok Sabha candidates in their constituencies.

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