Congress Leader Alka Lamba has quit the party amid speculations of her joining Aam AAdmi Party. She was spotted yesterday at AAP’s office near Connaught Place.
Lamba who had been associated with Congress for past 20 year held several posts including position in National Commission for Women. Among other posts she held, she was General Secretary of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, Vice Chairperson of National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development and Secretary All India Congress Committee.
Reports say that Lamba was advised to take a few days to think about her options before making any decision of joining AAP. Party Leader Yogendra Yadav has confirmed that she would be joining formally on December 29.
Earlier she had openly criticized the Aam Aadmi Party and its Leaders. However she was denied Party Ticket in 2013 Assembly Elections.
She had quit Congress on Wednesday and had been skeptical of Congress since. “No leader in Congress is a Gandhian. I have been trying for three years to meet Rahul and Sonia Gandhi but they have refused to see me. I wanted to tell them that their system is in a mess, especially rules made by Rahul on giving tickets. They don’t communicate with the cadre or the people, unlike AAP,” she told a news channel.
Alka Lamba was married to Lokesh Kapoor, but the couple separated later. They have a Son named Hrithik Kapoor.
Alka came to light during the 2012 Guwahati Molestation Case, in which she accidentally revealed the name of the Victim in her position as the member of fact-finding committee of National Commission for Women. Consequently, she was removed from the post.