New Delhi, Sep 19: Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday disqualified Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Chandni Chowk, Alka Lamba.
Ms Lamba had recently announced her decision to leave AAP and join Congress.
AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj filed a petition against Ms Lamba seeking her disqualification on the ground of defection. Mr Goel disqualified Ms Lamba while deciding on this complaint.
'That Ms Lamba, the respondent in this case, an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the NCT of Delhi, elected from Chandni Chowk has become subject to disqualification under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution. That the disqualification of Ms Lamba takes effect from September 6,' a statement from Delhi Legislative Assembly said. (UNI)