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Alka Lamba removed as party spokesperson over comments on Rai


New Delhi: AAP MLA Alka Lamba AAP MLA was removed from the post of party spokesperson on Tuesday night, sources said . Lamba has deviated from the party line and told reporters about the resignation of former Delhi transport minster, Gopal Rai.

A senior AAP leader said, the legislator has been informed about the party decision. “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.”

Added the senior AAP leader.“Lamba deviated from the party as well as the government line on Rai’s stepping down. It has been made clear several times that Rai (was) asked to be relieved because of his health. The allegations made against him for the bus aggregator app policy are laughable and he did not step down because of them. It was not a matter of competence or corruption but of health. Rai is a very senior member of the party. He is part of the decision-making bodies in the party and is a very senior minister. It came as a shock to the government and the party that such comments had been made about his resignation,” added the senior AAP leader.

She had made the comments outside the Anti-Corruption Branch’s (ACB’s) office, where she had gone to extend support to Rai. He had gone to the agency in connection with the probe into the scheme.

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