Alka Lamba’s Slap Starts Congress-AAP Fight At Polling Station
NEW DELHI : Soon after Congress leader Alka Lamba was caught red-handed as she violates the Model Code of Conduct, the Delhi Police is mulling to take action against her, stated sources. The Delhi police said, “We will look into the matter. She has violated the Model Code of Conduct.”
In a mobile video, a man who reportedly belongs to the party led by Arvind Kejriwal is heard shouting at Ms Lamba, who suddenly lunges with her right hand raised high to slap him. The man moves back and Ms Lamba misses her target.
Within seconds, the man is escorted away by a ring of policemen. However, Congress workers chase and surround the policemen. Ms Lamba and some Congress workers are seen trying frantically to reach the man, who is still shielded by the policemen.
“As soon as I came out of the polling booth, I saw the son of an AAP candidate arguing with the police over entering the booth. At that moment, an AAP worker, Harmesh, used abusive language against me. I thank the police for arresting him immediately,” Ms Lamba said, news agency ANI reported.
Congress leader Alka Lamba sparked controversy after she violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by allegedly trying to influence the voters at the polling booth to vote for Congress.
AAP leader Prahlad Singh Sahni’s election in-charge who was present at the moment outside the polling booth testified that Lamba flaunted the party’s badge and tried to influence the voters by holding the hands of women who came to the polling booth and insisting them to vote for Congress.
Further, as she violated the rules by wearing the palm symbol of the Congress party, Casting her vote at polling booth number 161 at Tagore Garden Extension earlier on Saturday, she said, “Delhi is missing Sheila Dikshit wali Delhi and people will vote for change.”
Ms Lamba, a former MLA of the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP from Chandni Chowk, fell out from the party after disagreements with Mr Kejriwal on party matters accumulated to a point that they had to go separate ways.
She joined the Congress in October last year. Ms Lamba worked with the Congress for 20 years before she quit the party and joined the AAP. She won the Delhi election in 2015 from Chandni Chowk.
On September 19, Ms Lamba was disqualified from the Delhi assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel for defection. Over 1.47 crore voters face the choice of re-electing the AAP or replacing it with the BJP or the Congress.