The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has removed its Chandni Chowk MLA, Alka Lamba, from the post of party spokesperson for deviating from the official line while commenting on the resignation of former Delhi transport minster, Gopal Rai.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday after Rai and AAP legislators met the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) chief in connection with the complaint against app-based premium bus service, Lamba said the Delhi chief minister told Rai to step down to make way for a fair probe.
Well placed sources said these statement did not go down well with the party leadership.
“Her statement was in deviance from the established line taken over the issue by the government and the party. Her statement gave credence to the opposition’s voice,” a senior AAP leader said, adding the legislator has been informed about the party decision.
The Delhi government had issued a formal statement that Gopal Rai was relieved of the transport department on health grounds after he underwent a surgery to remove a bullet that was stuck in his spine for past two decades. The opposition however raised questions over the move, pointing out that Rai was still managing four other portfolios.