New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid feud with the leadership, rebel Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba on Friday quit the party.

She announced her decision on Friday and said "the time has come to say 'Good Bye' to AAP and to resign from the primary membership of the party. The past six years' journey was a great learning for me. Thanks to all."

Lamba, however, said that she met Gandhi to discuss a number of issues, including the current political situation of the country. She started her political career with the Congress and had served the party in various capacities for around 20 years before joining the AAP.

The AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk had last month announced that she has made up her mind about leaving the party and contest the upcoming Assembly election as an Independent.

Lamba has been at odds with the Aam Aadmi Party for some time now. After the party's defeat in Lok Sabha polls, she had sought accountability from its national convener Arvind Kejriwal. She was then removed from the official WhatsApp group of the party lawmakers.

She had also refused to campaign for the party in the Lok Sabha polls and refrained from participating in Kejriwal's roadshow after she was asked to walk behind his car during the event.

Lamba had first hit a rough patch with the AAP over its decision to pass a resolution to revoke Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna. Lamba had raised objections to the party's resolution.

In December 2018, she said in a tweet that AAP had asked her to support the resolution, which she refused. Lamba had added that she was ready to face any punishment for her actions.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma