AAP's Alka Lamba denies reports of her resignation as controversy over resolution on Bharat Ratna to Rajiv Gandhi persists
After confusion over the fate of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba, ANI quoted her on Saturday as saying that 'I am not resigning.' On Friday, there were reports that Lamba was asked to resign after she refused to support a purported resolution passed in the Delhi Assembly urging the Centre to revoke the Bharat Ratna awarded to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
After confusion over the fate of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba, ANI quoted her on Saturday as saying that "I am not resigning."
On Friday, there were reports that Lamba was asked to resign after she refused to support a purported resolution passed in the Delhi Assembly urging the Centre to revoke the Bharat Ratna awarded to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The MLA herself had tweeted a photo of the resolution on Friday and said that she is "ready" for whatever punishment the party gave her.
आज @DelhiAssembly में प्रस्ताव लाया गया की पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री स्वर्गीय श्री राजीव गांधी जी को दिया गया भारत रत्न वापस लिया जाना चाहिये,
मुझे मेरे भाषण में इसका समर्थन करने को कहा गया,जो मुझे मंजूर नही था,मैंने सदन से वॉक आउट किया।
अब इसकी जो सज़ा मिलेगी,मैं उसके लिये तैयार हूँ। pic.twitter.com/ykZ54XJSAv
— Alka Lamba (@LambaAlka) December 21, 2018
"I got a message from the chief minister to tender my resignation," PTI had earlier quoted her as saying. According to India Today, Lamba's supporters even wrote to Kejriwal asking him to reconsider his decision of "sacking" Lamba.
The chief minister's office, meanwhile, remained silent on the issue, with some reports even claiming that the AAP chief was not privy to the last minute amendment moved by his own party MLA Somnath Bharti. However, Kejriwal's deputy Manish Sisodia turned the whole story on its head on Saturday as he announced that no resignation has been sought and from anyone, and that "all these are rumours."
With inputs from ANI
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