On Monday, AAP MLA Alka Lamba claimed that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unfollowed her on Twitter. She further claimed that she has also been removed from the official WhatsApp group.
According to the reports, the Chandni Chowk MLA expressed disappointment over deliberate sidelining her in the party. After being removed from the official Whatsapp group, Alka Lamba said she has sent a message to the party leaders asking them to clear their stand on her position in the party.
“I have a strong feeling that the party does not need my services at all. But till I am an MLA, I will continue serving the people of my constituency,” said Alka Lamba.
“Such things, like removing from WhatsApp groups, unfollowing on Twitter and not inviting in meetings make me feel that I deserve the same position and respect as other MLAs have. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for me to continue. I cannot compromise my self-respect,” she further told PTI.
Alka Lamba has also denied allegations that she was getting closer to the Congress party, Lamba said, “It is being assumed that I am going to join the Congress though I have not uttered a word against the AAP or its leaders. But on the other hand, efforts to ally with the Congress through a ‘Mahagathbandhan’ are considered okay by them.”
Recently, MLA Alka Lamba was reportedly asked to resign from the Aam Aadmi Party over a resolution that was presented in the Delhi Assembly on December 21. Alka Lamba had protested against an alleged proposal to revoke Bharat Ratna awarded to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Recently, former Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly, Sukhpal Khaira tendered his resignation from AAP citing Kejriwal’s ‘dictatorial attitude‘. Prior to that, AAP leader HS Phoolka, who was against the formation of an alliance with Congress also resigned from the party. Years after AAP founding members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were kicked out of the party, in August last year, AAP senior leader Ashutosh and Ashish Khetan had also quit the party.