New Delhi, Sept. 12 -- A petition to disqualify former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Alka Lamba as the MLA of the Chandni Chowk constituency was filed by party leader Saurabh Bhardwaj in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday. Lamba had officially resigned from the membership of the AAP and joined the Congress on September 6.

Following Bhardwaj's petition, the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday evening sent a notice to Lamba seeking her comments by 3pm on September 18. According to the notice issued by Assembly secretary C Velmurugan, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel has also directed a personal hearing in the matter which will be held at 4pm on September 18 in his chamber.

Lamba said she is yet to receive the notice and that she had only seen it on Twitter until...