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  1. Alka Lamba ‘admits’ Arvind Kejriwal asked Gopal Rai to step down, suspended as AAP spokesperson

Alka Lamba ‘admits’ Arvind Kejriwal asked Gopal Rai to step down, suspended as AAP spokesperson

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba has been removed from the post of party spokesperson on Tuesday as she had deviated from the party line while commenting on the resignation of former Delhi Transport Minster Gopal Rai.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2016 11:54 AM
Alka Lamba, who represents, Chandni Chowk constituency, took to Twitter and apologised to the AAP for the mistake committed by her. (PTI)

Alka Lamba, who represents, Chandni Chowk constituency, took to Twitter and apologised to the AAP for the mistake committed by her. (PTI)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba has been removed from the post of party spokesperson on Tuesday as she had deviated from the party line while commenting on the resignation of former Delhi Transport Minster Gopal Rai.

Alka Lamba told reporters that Transport Minister Gopal Rai had been “relieved” of the portfolio to make way for a fair probe into the Premium Bus Service scheme. While the party said that Rai requested Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to relieve him from the responsibility of Transport Department on health grounds, Lamba said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wanted to ensure a fair probe into the alleged scam and he had asked Rai to step down.

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Last month, Rai had announced Premium Bus Service Scheme to encourage the car users to leave their vehicles and 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.

Alka Lamba, who represents, Chandni Chowk constituency, took to Twitter. “Fight against corruption should not be affected because of me,” Lamba tweeted.

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