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Alka Lamba quits Congress, may join AAP

Former Delhi University Students Union president Alka Lamba quit Congress on Monday and may join Aam Aadmi Party soon. Lamba said despite her 20-year-long association with the party she had been completely ignored in the past three years or so.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2013 23:46 IST
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Former Delhi University Students Union president Alka Lamba quit Congress on Monday and may join Aam Aadmi Party soon.

Lamba said despite her 20-year-long association with the party she had been completely ignored in the past three years or so.

“Despite writing scores of letters and emails to the party vice-president, I was not given even a single appointment to meet him personally and convey the feeling of party workers to him,” Lamba told Hindustan Times.

“Time to say goodbye to Cong(ress) and its leadership after spending 20 years with them,” Lamba tweeted in the morning. “Lastly I would say ‘thanks’ to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.”

Lamba shot to limelight in 1995 when she was elected DUSU president. In 2003, she contested Delhi Assembly polls from Moti Nagar constituency against BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana but lost by almost 25,000 votes.

Lamba said she had a meeting with AAP leader Yogendra Yadav and Manish Sisodia on Thursday and she would join as party volunteer on Sunday. Yadav said she was told that she should fill up a membership form and serve as an “active volunteer” for four months before the party decides on her enrolment.