The controversy over the Delhi Assembly resolution on revoking late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna over the 1984 riots, has kicked off a massive row, with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba quitting the party.
AAP MLA Lamba said in a tweet that party had asked her to support the resolution, which she refused. Lamba then added that now she is ready to face any punishment because of her actions.
Alka Lamba had walked out of the House after refusing to give her support to the resolution.
According to sources, the party leadership had asked Lamba to resign from the Delhi Assembly and the primary membership of the party. The party has now accepted the resignation.
The resignation will now bring down AAP’s official strength to 65 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.
This comes at a time when speculation is rife about Congress and AAP forming an alliance in Delhi for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.