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'Will Definitely Consider Proposal If Congress Calls, Won't Say No', Says AAP MLA Alka Lamba

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba, who is not on the best terms with her party and its chief Arvind Kejriwal, said she will be honoured to go back to the Congress, if such a proposal comes her way.

Speaking to Republic TV's Shivani Gupta, Alka Lamba said:

 "I don't have any such proposal (of joining Congress) from Congress yet, but it will be a matter of respect for me if any such proposal comes. I had given 20 years to the party. Congress will decide on the matter. An uninvited guest isn't welcomed anywhere."

Alka Lamba hit a rough patch with the Kejriwal-led party over AAP's decision to pass a resolution to revoke Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna. Lamba had raised objections to the party's resolution. Last month Alka Lamba alleged that the party leadership was "weakening" her and said she is being accused of attempting to switch over to the Congress. 

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When asked about AAP alliance with Congress, she said:

"This is true that after 2015, the vote bank of congress increased. This shows that congress has strengthened its position and we went weaker.This is the reason because of which we were approaching congress for an alliance. I think congress is still continuing the talks with AAP. It is completely upon congress to do the alliance or not. When the fight was between BJP and congress, the people of Delhi curtailed BJP making a government then as well. People were looking for an alternative option and Arvind Kejriwal was an option. I also supported him and we made the government in Delhi. Now, it is about the country and as we have seen congress has emerged as a magnificent party and Rahul Gandhi emerged as a dynamic leader. Congress is doing exceptionally well and we should come forward and support the party".

She further claimed that Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will hold a public meeting near Jama Masjid in her constituency on February 20 but she has not been informed of it. Alka Lamba won the Chandni Chowk assembly seat in the 2013 Delhi elections. Before joining Kejriwal, Lamba was part of the Congress women's wing.

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