Alka Lamba to quit Aam Aadmi Party, contest Delhi election as independent candidate
New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party lawmaker Alka Lamba has said that she has made up her mind of quitting the party and is also considering an option to contest the upcoming Delhi Elections as an independent candidate.
She alleged that the party leaders have disrespected her at several occasions and now it is going beyond her limits.
"I am not called to meetings. I am insulted repeatedly. I spent 20 years in the Congress and even there I struggled with family politics but in the AAP I do not get the basic respect," she claimed.
"I have made up my mind to quit the party and will make an official announcement on August 4 if I would contest independently or not," she told PTI.
"The day I spend the money allocated to me for the development work of my assembly, the next day I will quit the party," she said.
Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj, however, called it a publicity stunt by the Chandni Chowk lawmaker.
"Alka Lamba is a serial attention seeker. She has declared many times in the past about quitting the party but she is scared of losing her MLA seat. If she had to resign, she should send a resignation letter to party leadership, which she has not some. Declaring to media is just theatrics," the AAP's Greater Kailash legislator Saurabh Bharadwaj said.