Aam Aadmi Party on 16 June suspended its leader Alka Lamba as the official spokesperson after she told reporters that Transport Minister Gopal Rai was relieved of the portfolio to carve way for a fair investigation into the Premium Bus Service scheme. According to unconfirmed reports, she has been suspended for 2 months.
The party had said that Rai resigned from his post following heath issues, while Lama has stated that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had asked Rai to step down so that fair probe could take place in the scam.
In response to her suspension, the party leader said that she is ready to repent, if She has made a mistake unknowingly.
मैं उसका पश्चाताप जरूर करुँगी,ताकि मेरी वजहा से पार्टी की भ्रष्टाचार के खिलाफ लड़ाई को किसी भी तरहा का कोई भी नुक्सान ना पहुँचे1/2— Alka Lamba (@LambaAlka) June 16, 2016
Gopal Rai, on 14 June, had submitted his resignation. Satyendra Jain, who is PWD and Health minister, will now take charge of the transport ministry.
Last week, Rai had requested CM Arvind Kejriwal to relieve him from his responsibilities on health grounds, as he had recently undergone a major surgery.