Left Menu
Development News Edition

Former AAP MLA Alka Lamba joins Congress

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 12-10-2019 19:51 IST | Created: 12-10-2019 19:24 IST
Former AAP MLA Alka Lamba joins Congress
Representative image Image Credit: ANI

Alka Lamba, former AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk, joined the Congress on Saturday in the presence of the party's Delhi unit incharge P C Chacko. Lamba had announced her decision to join the Congress early last month when she resigned from the primary membership of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Days after her announcement, she was disqualified as a member of the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel under the anti-defection law. Lamba had quit the Congress after 20 years in December 2014 to join the AAP. She was elected as MLA from Chandni Chowk assembly constituency on AAP ticket in 2015.

After her induction, Lamba said she decided to return to the Congress as it is the only party which can take care of Delhiites. "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," she said at the AICC headquarters here.

Lamba alleged AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made promises which he knew he would not be able to fulfil. "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, led by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, is the only party which can save the country from the present misrule, Lamba said, adding that the nation has suffered severe damage on all fronts in the last five years and slipped into a regressive mode. Lamba's relationship with the AAP soured 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the Delhi Assembly in December last year demanding that Bharat Ratna awarded to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi be withdrawn over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

She had been in touch with Congress leaders and had met party president Sonia Gandhi after announcing her decision to quit the ruling AAP. The Congress could field Lamba from Chandni Chowk in the upcoming assembly polls, a senior leader of the party's Delhi unit said.

Amid talks of Lamba's return, four-time Congress MLA Parlad Singh Sawhney quit the party on October 6 and joined the AAP. Sawhney was MLA from Chandni Chowk assembly constituency from 1998 to 2015. In 2015, he was defeated by Lamba.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...

Rwanda’s COVID-19 response commendable but health information system needs improvement

Rwanda is consistently working to improve its health information system from many years. However, it is primarily dependent on the collection and reporting of health data on a monthly basis. Besides, evaluation studies on Rwandas HIS publis...

Videos

Latest News

Near normal Christmas depends on controlling COVID now, UK health minister says

Britain needs to control the coronavirus now in order for Christmas to be as normal as possible, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday.The more we can control the virus now and stop the spread now, the easier its going to be to have a...

Chennaiyin FC announces signing of Enes Sipovic for 2020-2021 season

Chennaiyin FC on Monday announced the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina center-back Enes Sipovic. Chennaiyin FC are excited to announce the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina center-back Enes Sipovic for the duration of the 2020-21 season, t...

EU antitrust regulators to decide by Oct. 26 on LVMH, Tiffany deal

EU antitrust regulators will decide by Oct. 26 whether to clear French luxury goods giant LVMHs 16 billion acquisition of U.S. jeweler Tiffany, according to a European Commission filing. LVMH requested approval for the deal on Monday. The c...

The Tribes Group Ropes in ace Political Strategist, Dr. Mehul Choksi, Launches Political Consulting and Election Communication company - Mandate

Business Wire India Seasoned political strategist, Dr. Mehul Choksi has joined hands with communications behemoth The Tribes Group to launch Mandate, a first of its kind, end-to-end Political Consulting and Election Communication company. ...

Give Feedback