The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has clarified on the controversy over a resolution in the Delhi Assembly on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The AAP leaders have clarified that an amendment aimed at withdrawing late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna over his alleged failure to contain violence was not passed yesterday.
AAP claims the resolution, that had been moved by legislator Jarnail Singh, demanded justice for the victims of the 1984 riots.
It was to this that the recommendation of legislator Somnath Bharti, an amendment seeking the revocation of former PM’s Bharat Ratna was added.
“I further clarify that amendment I proposed was not put to vote as an amendment n hence there is no question of passing the same. Hope this answers the dispute conclusively,” Mr Bharti tweeted on Friday evening.
The amendment has caused a furore within the party.
This after the AAP legislator Alka Lamba confirmed that she was asked to resign by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for her adamance on passing the amendment on Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna.
Ms Lamba, however, claims she walked out of the Assembly when she was asked to back the amendment by her party.
Ms Lamba, 43, was associated with the Congress for nearly 20 years before she quit the party to join AAP in 2014.
Alka Lamba, the legislator from Chandni Chowk, has long been at loggerheads with senior leaders in the party.>