Aam Aadmi Party suspends Alka Lamba as party spokesperson


Aam Aadmi Party suspends Alka Lamba as party spokesperson

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday suspended MLA Alka Lamba from the post of party spokesperson, for two months.

Lamba was reportedly removed as AAP spokesperson over her statement that Gopal Rai was "relieved" of the transport portfolio on Tuesday because of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB)'s investigation into corruption charges related to favouring an app-based premium bus service.

Reacting to her suspension, Lamba said that she is a disciplined worker and will abide by the party's decision. "If I have made a mistake unknowingly, I am ready to repent," Lamba tweeted on Thursday.

On June 14, Gopal Rai had quit as transport minister citing his health, even as the opposition BJP and Congress termed it a fallout of the ACB's investigation.

Rai refuted the allegations levelled by the opposition parties saying that he quit solely on health grounds.

"Some people are spreading rumour that I have resigned due to Premium Bus Scheme. There has been no corruption in this scheme and my resignation has no connection with it," the former transport minister tweeted.

The portfolio of the transport department has now been given to his cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain, who already holds key portfolios of PWD, health, power and home.


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