AAP removes Alka Lamba as spokesperson for deviating from party line

Aam Aadmi Party, on Tuesday night, suspended party spokesperson Alka Lamba for two months, for "stepping out of party lines", reported Times Now.

Alka Lamba. PTI

Alka Lamba. PTI

Alka Lamba had told reporters outside the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB's) office that Transport Minister Gopal Rai had been “relieved” of the portfolio, as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wanted to ensure a fair probe into the premium bus service scheme, reported The Indian Express. Lamba's statement, however, was in sharp contrast with the AAP government's claim of why Rai had stepped down from the post — they claim it was due to health reasons.

Post her suspension, Alka Lamba took to Twitter, saying that she respected her party's decision and apologised for her actions.

Following a complaint made by BJP MLA Vijender Gupta regarding the premium bus service scheme, Kejriwal had asked Rai to appear before the ACB with all relevant documents at the earliest, instead of waiting for any action to be initiated.

The AAP leader had said on Monday that he was prepared to go to jail if charges of corruption in the app-based premium bus service scheme were proved, reported Z News.

Updated Date: Jun 16, 2016 10:32 AM

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