Alka Lamba is the latest high profile AAP party member. What makes this switch surprising is that her former political party never saw an eye to eye with AAP. Many members of her new party are a bit skeptical about her. But her announcement to join AAP on 29th December 2013 should make them heave a sigh of relief. We look into the life and career of this new joinee to Kejriwal’s giant killing party.
21st September 1975 was the day Alka Lamba was born to Amar Nath Lamba and Raj Kumari Lamba. Right from her schooling to graduation, she completed her education from Delhi. She holds M.Sc and M.Ed degrees. After separation from her husband, Lokesh Kapoor, she now lives with her son Hrithik.
Political Career of Alka Lamba
The year was 1994 which marked the starting of her political career. After having served as a Delhi state girl convenor, she eventually contested for the post of Delhi University Students Union president in 1995. She won the elections with a big margin. In 1996 she was the All India Girl Convenor and the icing on the cake was her election as the president of All India National Students Union (NSUI).
Her career hit another high when she became the general secretary of All India Mahila Congress. But her career had a blip when she lost the 2003 Delhi Assembly Elections against the BJP veteran Madan Lal Khurana. Her big career break came after she joined Congress party in 2006. in the form of her election to the post of president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee.
Another crowning glory for her was when she became the vice chairperson of National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development. Her true potential was there for everyone to see and no wonder she ended up serving as All India Congress Committee secretary from 2007 until 2013.
Her frustration of not being able to achieve the goal of positive development is the major reason Alka Lamba says she left Congress. It is easy to see why AAP is her choice. Asked about her joining AAP, she said “I will be happy in bringing change in Delhi”.The party is led by Arvind Kejriwal, a person whose devotion to remove everything evil is nothing short of sacred. Add to it the huge hoard of youngsters joining the party; it becomes all too obvious why she joined IT.
In addition to being a politician par excellence, Alka Lamba also runs an NGO called Go India Foundation. It primarily deals and tackles women issues. The foundation also aims to bring about a positive change amongst today’s youth in order to fight the prevalent corruption in India. Three cheers for her foundation.
Besides, the NGO also conducts social activities like blood donation camps which attract everyone from celebrity to youth. Her cabinet is filled with awards she gathered during her college days. Miss Lamba is recipient of awards such as Best Student Leader of Delhi University (1995-1996), Shreshth Shree Award in Student Leadership (1995-1996).
We wish her and her party all the best for their.