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AAP's Alka Lamba wants to return to Congress


NEW DELHI: The AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk meeting constituency, Alka Lamba, on Friday mentioned she used to be able to join Congress if the birthday celebration takes her back. “I will be able to without a doubt not say no and can consider an offer from Congress because I've not been given an important role in AAP to defeat BJP in Delhi,” Lamba advised TOI.

Ever since Lamba had a disagreement with the AAP leadership in December remaining year, after an AAP MLA moved a arguable solution in Delhi Assembly to demand Rajiv Gandhi be stripped of Bharat Ratna, rumours of her getting close to Congress have been doing the rounds.

“The AAP leadership appeared robust earlier however now seems to be very weak. They were insisting on an alliance with Congress, but if that birthday celebration refused, they alleged it had a secret pact with BJP. Then they declared they're going to win all seven seats by myself. Suddenly, they again started inquiring for Congress for an alliance in Haryana. All this has made them seem weak and perplexed,” she mentioned.

Lamba had labored for over 20 years for Congress prior to joining AAP. She has been reportedly lobbying with the birthday celebration for contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Chandni Chowk. An NSUI member in the early 1990s, Lamba has additionally served in All India Mahila Congress.

“I'm an MLA however I cannot see a big role for me in AAP to defeat BJP. I lately don’t have any proposal from Congress, however it'll be an issue of honour for me to receive such an offer,” Lamba advised TOI.


The civic elections showed that Congress is getting back its votes, mentioned Lamba. “It is a top time to take a choice. After the December controversy, there has been no communication between me and senior leaders of AAP. I've to make a decision my role,” she mentioned and added that “AAP does not suppose I'm important.”


“The self belief of birthday celebration workers in Chandni Chowk could be very low because they're perplexed at the alliance factor. The voters too are perplexed because they're not able to know the desperation in AAP for an alliance,” she mentioned.


“If Alka Lamba wants to join any birthday celebration, she will have to resign from AAP,” mentioned AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj. “But that may mean shedding her MLA seat which requires numerous courage and conviction. She is a career politician and labored in Congress for 20 years. She left Congress, cursed them and joined AAP. Like 67 other MLAs, she additionally gained at the title of Arvind Kejriwal. Wherever she goes, she would want to apply birthday celebration self-discipline.”




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