New Delhi: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government of Delhi has removed Alka Lamba as its spokesperson, reportedly for straying from the party line on a minister accused of corruption.
AAP acted hours after Lamba told reporters that Gopal Rai, who quits the transport ministry, was asked to step down by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The party had said that Rai quit as transport minister – he has five other portfolios – because of health reasons. “I am a disciplined worker of the party and I respect its every decision.
If I have unknowingly made any mistake then I will remedy it, so that the party’s anti-corruption fight does not suffer because of me,” Lamba, who has been suspended from the post for two months, said in tweets on Thursday. Responding to media questions this morning, Lamba said she had “no such intimation” from the party. Rai has been accused by the BJP of trying to benefit a private operator in a premium bus scheme he introduced last month.
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