Alka Lamba with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. (ANI)
Alka Lamba with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. (ANI)

Rebel AAP leader Alka Lamba meets Congress president Sonia Gandhi

  • This meeting comes months ahead of elections in the national capital where the term of the assembly ends in February 2020
  • Lamba, who is a member of the legislative assembly from Chandni Chowk has been in a tussle with the party leadership for several months

New Delhi: Ahead of elections in the national capital, rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Alka Lamba on Tuesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Last month, Lamba had said that she will resign from the party. However, the leader is yet to officially submit her resignation to the party even as senior leaders in the party were ready to accept her resignation. At the time, Lamba had said that she would contest elections as an independent candidate.

Lamba has been a member of the student union wing of Congress - National Students Union of India and has been a member of the Delhi and all India Congress committee in the past. She quit the Congress party in 2014 and joined the AAP.

This meeting comes months ahead of elections in the national capital where the term of the assembly ends in February 2020. Lamba, who is a member of the legislative assembly from Chandni Chowk has been in a tussle with the party leadership for several months and was missing from the AAP campaign during the Lok Sabha elections.

In December, a controversy was sparked after Lamba alleged that she was put under pressure to support a resolution on withdrawing Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna and claimed that she has been asked to resign for going against the party line.

Delhi assembly had held a special session of the assembly over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The house adopted a resolution on the 1984 riots which included a demand that Bharat Ratna awarded to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi be withdrawn. However, the party later clarified their stance on the naming the former prime minister and claimed that it was not a part of the original resolution.

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