Former AAP Leader Alka Lamba meets Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Joins Congress Party.
Former AAP MLA Alka Lamba, the candidate from Chandni Chowk, joined the Congress on Saturday in the presence of the Unit in charge of the party in Delhi, P C Chacko.
The connection ceremony was placed in Chacko’s workplace at the AICC headquarters. Get the News Updates by Political Thought.
Alka Lamba had declared her decision to join the Congress early last month when she relinquished from the primary membership of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
After some days of her announcement, she was declared ineligible as a member of the Delhi Assembly by the Aam Aadmi Party Speaker Ram Niwas Goel under the anti-defection law.
Her relationship with the Aam Aadmi Party spoiled after she protested against a resolution in the Delhi Assembly in December last year demanding that Bharat Ratna awarded to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi be withdrawn over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
AAP Leader Alka Lamba Joins Congress
It is alike coming home for Alka Lamba who had to leave the Congress Party after 20 years in December 2014 to join the Aam Aadmi Party. In 2015 She was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Chandni Chowk assembly constituency on AAP ticket.
She had been in touch with Congress leaders and had met party president Sonia Gandhi after announcing her decision to quit the ruling AAP.
After her induction, Lamba said that she has decided to return to the Congress Party as it is the only party that can care about the peoples of Delhi.
She condemned the AAP government of trying to ” misguide” the people of Delhi with its “lies and falsehood”.
“The Aam Aadmi Party government led by Arvind Kejriwal did not do any concrete work for the benefit of Delhiites in the last five years. Though workers like me always put questions before him, they elicited no response from him,” said Alka Lamba.
Alka Lamba said that AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made promises to the peoples of Delhi which he knew he would not be able to fulfill his promises.
“Kejriwal, who functions like an autocrat, never listens to AAP workers and elected representatives of the party. As a result, development work has suffered. With an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, he is once again trying to fool the people of Delhi by making hollow promises,” she said.
The Congress Party, led by Sonia Gandhi, is the only party which can save the country from the present misrule and misleads of the leader in power, Lamba said, adding that the country has suffered huge severe damage on all fronts in the last five years and slipped into a regressive mode.
Congress may give the opportunity to field Lamba from Chandni Chowk within the forthcoming assembly polls, a senior leader of the party’s metropolis unit same.
Amid talks about Lamba’s come in Congress Party, four-time Congress MLA Parlad Singh Sawhney quit the party on Gregorian calendar month half-dozen and joined the AAP.
Sawhney was MLA from Chandni Chowk assembly body from 1998 to 2015. And In 2015, he was defeated by Alka Lamba.