In the wake of reports that she has been suspended as AAP spokesperson for being off-message, party legislator Alka Lamba said on Thursday she is ready to “repent” if she has committed any “mistake”.
“I am a disciplined worker of party and respect its every decision. If I have done any mistake unknowingly, then I am ready to repent for it so that my party will not face any trouble in its fight against corruption,” Lamba tweeted.
Sources said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has suspended Lamba, who represents Chandni Chowk in the Delhi assembly, from the post of party spokesperson for two months for “stepping out of party line”.
The decision came two days after Lamba deviated from the party line and told reporters that Delhi’s Transport Minister Gopal Rai had been “relieved” of the portfolio to make way for a fair probe into the Premium Bus Service scheme.
The party line had been that Gopal Rai was relieved of the transport portfolio for “health reasons”.
Lamba’s comment, on the other hand, suggested that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had asked Gopal Rai to step down to ensure a fair investigation into the alleged corruption in the Premium Bus Service scheme.