Lamba made news in 2015 after she allegedly vandalized a shop during a protest march.

AAP suspends Alka Lamba as party spokesperson for comments on Gopal Rai Facebook/ Alka Lambha
news Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:41

In the latest development AAP party spokesperson Alka Lamba was suspended from her position for two months reportedly for defying the party line on Gopal Rai’s resignation as Delhi transport minister.

Reacting to the party’s decision, the Chadni Chowk MLA said that she via Twitter is a disciplined worker and respects the party’s decision. She added that she regrets defying the party.

“I am a loyal worker of the party and respect the decision of my party. If I have made a mistake unknowingly, I am ready to repent so that my party’s fight against corruption doesn’t get affected because of me,” she tweeted in Hindi.

Lamba had joined the AAP in 2013 after quitting the Congress and made news in 2015 after she allegedly vandalized a shop during a protest march.

Lamba had said on Monday that Rai tendered his resignation as he was asked to step down by CM Arvind Kejriwal so that a fair probe could be carried out by the Anti-Corruption Branch on the controversial Premium Bus Service Scheme.

The AAP however, had categorically said that Gopal Rai had resigned on grounds of ill health as the ministry demanded much physical activity and that Rai already held four other portfolios.

Satyendra Jain, is set to replace Rai. Jain is reportedly close to Kejriwal and already holds key portfolios of PWD, Health, Power and Home. The departments left with Rai now include Labour, Irrigation and Flood Control, General Administration Department (GAD), Development and Employment.

Last month, Rai had announced Premium Bus Service Scheme to encourage the car users to use public transport.

However, the scheme came under scanner of Delhi Government's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) as Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had refused to give his go-ahead to the scheme.

(With PTI Inputs)

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