The Aam Aadmi party stirred up a controversy on Friday when it passed a resolution in the Delhi Assembly to withdraw the Bharat Ratna conferred on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi over 1984 anti-Sikh riots. When confronted by media, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal said:
"Already the speaker clarified it in the morning. Speaker said that the amendment resolution hasn't been passed. Even though it was presented by some, it hasn't passed and discussed".
Moreover, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP sought MLA Alka Lamba's resignation after she denied support to a resolution in the Assembly that called for revoking late PM Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna. However, the Chief Minister said that he has not heard about any resignation.
"I have not heard about anyone's resignation", he added.
Earlier in the day, AAP MLA Alka Lamba, in an exclusive conversation with Republic TV's Shivani Gupta stated that she will resign from the party if the party demands.
"During the meeting, Somnath Bharti ji told me that Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna should be taken away. He asked me to say the same because it is what the Party wanted. I however, disagreed to the statement. I told him I don't support this, so I will not say this in my speech. So, I did not say it. But then Jarnail Singh said the same lines during his speech. Then I came to know this is the party's final decision in the resolution. I did not agree and I walked out. So, if the party thinks I have crossed the line and wants my resignation, then I am ready to accept it. However, I have not yet resigned," said Alka Lamba while speaking to Republic TV.
Revealing that she received official documents wherein proposal to take away former PM Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna was clearly stated, Alka Lamba later professed that she did not know why AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj claims that no such propositions have been made in the official document.