Alka Lamba quits Congress, may join AAP
Congress leader Alka Lamba quit the party on Thursday and may join the Aam Aadmi Party.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Congress leader Alka Lamba quit the party on Thursday and may join the Aam Aadmi Party.
She reportedly met AAP leader Yogendra Yadav today.
As per a news agency, Lamba said that though she had been in the Congress for the past twenty years and was given responsibility in various departments, somewhere, something was missing.
She also said, “There are only a handful of politicians who take decisions in the Congress.” Comparing her ex-party with the AAP, she said that the former was still taking decisions behind closed doors, while the latter was asking people before taking decisions.
She expressed her wish to work as a worker in AAP and fight against corruption. “I will be happy in bringing change in Delhi,” she said.
Lamba is a former president of Delhi University Students Union and a former national president of National Students Union of India. She was also the former secretary of All India Congress Committee and was appointed the general secretary of All India Mahila Congress in 2002.
She unsuccessfully contested Delhi Assembly elections from Moti Nagar constituency against BJP leader Shri Madan Lal Khurana in 2003 and in 2006 became a member of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and was appointed as the general secretary of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC).
She was a secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC) from 2007 to 2011.