New Delhi: After months of uncertainty, rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Alka Lamba resigned from the party on Friday. Lamba, who met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, was a member of the Delhi legislative assembly from Chandni Chowk.
Lamba sent her resignation to AAP national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter. Lamba has been in a tussle with the party leadership for several months and was missing from the AAP campaign during the Lok Sabha elections.
“@ArvindKejriwal Ji, your spokespersons asked me as per your desire, with the full arrogance that the Party will accept My resgination even on the Twitter. So pls Kindly accept My resgination from the primary membership of the "Aam Aadmi Party", which is now a "Khas Aadmi Party"," Lamba said.
The move comes months ahead of state elections in Delhi where the term of the assembly ends in February. Last month, Lamba had said she will resign from the party. At the time, senior leaders in the party said they were ready to accept her resignation.
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 in 2014 and joined the AAP. She met Gandhi at her residence on Tuesday, sparking rumors of her joining the party back.