AAP's Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba on Thursday said she would not be campaigning for her party as she has been "shunned" by the party leadership. Claiming that she has not been invited to any MLA meetings by the party in the last four months, Lamba said she would serve the people of her constituency, but would not be participating in any kind of campaigning for AAP.
"For the last four months, I have been trying to get an appointment with the party leaders, but no one has responded to me, so I have decided that I would not be campaigning for the party anymore," she said.
Earlier this month, Lamba engaged in a bitter Twitter spat with AAP's Greater Kailash MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj over the issue of statehood and more, who had taunted her to resign from the party.
Following the spat, Lamba addressed a large crowd outside Jama Masjid and said the party was repeatedly demanding her resignation.
Earlier in April, rebel AAP legislator Alka Lamba held a mohalla sabha outside the historic Jama Masjid to seek the opinion of the people on severing her ties with the ruling party. She, more importantly, reached out to the people in her constituency Chandi Chowk after she had a Twitter spat with AAP colleague Saurabh Bharadwaj.
Alka Lamba, whose ties soured with the senior AAP leadership since December last year, challenged Bhardwaj to come and debate her in the Assembly constituency.
“I have asked to resign from the party. I want to ask you all should I resign? They keep on abusing the Congress, but, on the other hand, want to have an alliance.”
Alka Lamba had been questioning the possibility of an alliance between AAP and Congress after Rahul Gandhi released its manifesto wherein the Grand Old party did not promise to grant full statehood to Delhi, but it promised the same to Puducherry.
(With PTI inputs)