Rajiv Gandhi Bharat Ratna row: Kejriwal asks Alka Lamba to resign from post
New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party is facing the heat of controversy after they moved a resolution in the Delhi Assembly over 1984 sikh-riots, asking to revoke Bharat Ratna awarded to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
However, the party later clarified their stand over it and claimed that the demand was not a part of the original resolution.
An internal tussle has also started among the leaders after Alka Lamba alleged that she was forced to support the resolution and now she has been asked to resign from the post for going against the party line.
“The party has asked for my resignation. I’m ready to resign but Rajiv Gandhi has sacrificed a lot for the country. I did not support the proposal in the assembly. I have been asked to resign because I spoke against the decision of the party,” Lamba told ANI.
AAP later clarified that the amendment about Rajiv Gandhi was not a part of the original document and was added as a note by legislator Somnath Bharti. Party leaders say that disciplinary action has been ordered against Bharti as well.