I respect party’s decision, says AAP MLA Alka Lamba

Lamba was removed as AAP's spokesperson after deviating from party line

GN Bureau | June 16, 2016

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Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba, who was removed as the party spokesperson for deviating from the party line, soon announced on Twitter that she is a disciplined worker of the party and respects (AAP’s) every decision. 

Lamba was removed after she told reporters that transport minister Gopal Rai was “relieved” of the portfolio to make way for a fair probe into the premium bus service scheme whereas the AAP government maintained that Rai stepped down from the post due to “health reasons”. 

The premium bus service scheme, announced by the minister last month, had come under the scanner of the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) following a formal complaint by BJP MLA Vijender Gupta. Delhi CM Arvind 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.

Lamba told reporters that Kejriwal wanted to ensure a fair probe into the alleged scam and had asked Rai to step down. She had made the comments outside the ACB’s office, where she had gone to extend support to Rai who had gone to the agency in connection with the probe into the scheme.

Meanwhile Rai, who underwent a surgery recently to remove a bullet lodged in his neck, has retained five other portfolios and was relieved only of the charge of the transport department. He resigned on June 14. The charge of the transport department was handed to minister Satyendar Jain, who also handles five other portfolios.




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