AAP leader Alka Lamba: A leading light of selfless politics who made a niche in the hearts of masses and classes of national capital

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APP leaders are facing many odds and awkward situations in serving the  people and fulfilling their obligations in social and political arena, but they are firmly  committed to their cause of service before self. The AAP was once ruling the roost in Delhi when it inflicted a shameful defeat on the BJP fresh from the grand victory of 2014 elections winning absolute majority, a feat achieved after three decades. Prime Minister Narendra Modi left no stone unturned in the Delhi assembly legislative campaign but could get only three seats. The AAP emerged as a new political messiah of the people for the whole country. The party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kajriwal got first and foremost inspiration from Anna Hazare, but faltered in the process of strengthening of his government and taking welfare measures for the people. It was not easy to face the onslaughts of the BJP and the Congress in Delhi and then there were some of his close friends who turned foes. Now a boost came recently for the party. The AAP comfortably won the Bawana assembly by polls in Delhi with a margin of over 24000 votes.

Alka Lamba is an AAP MLA of Delhi Legislative assembly representing Chandni Chowk. However, in serving the people and coming to the rescue of the poor and downtrodden, she never thinks about the constituency she is representing, but the need of the people who are waiting for her helping hand. Working beyond her political confines got her name and fame throughout Delhi. She made a niche for herself in the hearts of the people of Delhi. While she is enjoying the confidence of people at large, the leadership has full trust in her. She was born on 21 September, 1975 to Amar Nath Lamba and  Rajkumari Lamba hailing from a noble family of Delhi. She completed her schooling from Government Girls Senior Secondary in Delhi. Then she studied at Delhi University, Dyal Singh College and St Stephen’s College earning an MSc in  Chemistry as well as an MEd.

She is former president of Delhi University Students Union, former National president of  National Students Union  of  India, former  general  secretary  of  Delhi Pradesh Congress  Committee. At present she is Chairperson of NGO, Go India Foundation.

Starting her  political career with the  Congress, she served the party dedicatedly  and  held many important and  responsible posts. In 2002 she was appointed as the general secretary of All India Mahila Congress. In 2003, she contested Delhi assembly elections from Moti Nagar against the BJP leader Madan  Lal  Khurana but could  not succeed. Keeping her rival in  view, a giant of a leader, her  defeat did not matter much, but  the  experience of election politics was worthwhile. In 2006, she became member of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and appointed as general secretary of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee. At the same time she was appointed as vice chairperson of National Institute of  Public Cooperation  and Child Development, an autonomous  body of Ministry  of Women and  Child Development, Government of India. At a time when there was every opportunity for her to get more important posts in the party, she decided to quit Congress. Such moments are very crucial for a political leader when he or she decides to part with the mother organization particularly when the leader is sincere and is not craving after posts and position.

She joined Aam Aadmi Party in December 2013. In the new party she saw comparatively more vast ground for serving the people. She definitely also felt the pulse of the people. Lamba  contested the Delhi assembly election from Chandni  Chowk  constituency on AAP ticket and  defeated  Suman  Kumar  Gupta of  BJP  with a huge margin of 18,287 votes. She is considered an asset for the party as she worked and served people irrespective of the limits of the constituencies because she believes serving humanity is serving God. At a time when the party has to revive its base in many constituencies, Alka Lamba would be of great help.

She is a full time politician and she never ignores social work. To achieve this aim, she  established an NGO Go India Foundation. In 2010, on August 15, the NGO collected 63000 units of blood by setting up collection centres throughout the country. In this cause, even super stars like Salman Khan, Amir Khan and others extended their helping hand.

She is a super combination of a leading political leader and a selfless social worker.

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