Alka, a Congress leader, has been accused of revealing the name of the victim of the molestation case during a packed press conference. Taking up the matter and highlighting the lack of sensitivity, the Opposition termed the incident a violation of Supreme Court's order.
Quick to react, NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma stated, "We have removed Lamba from the team. She was one of the members of the fact-finding team. It was wrong on her part to publicise the name of the victim. That is the reason she was removed."
However, defending herself, Alka claimed, "Victim girl has called me and worried after getting the news that I have been sacked, I told her.... I have done my job with full honesty before I have sacked .... my true affords to provide the justice to the victim girl is continue till the end.."
".. as i promised her.... am ready for any kind of sacrify ... i know the facts n reality... am sorry if i hurt any one ... i mentioned the real name as per the victim request (there is a reason she gave me) and as it was already in media before I said,,, with the believe that media will beep it out rather than making it a issue.... jai hind!" added Alka while writing on a social networking site.
Citing the hype over Alka, it might be right to say that she has hogged the limelight from the molestation case in which a Class XI student was brutally assaulted by a mob of more than 50 men in public.
Now many people may want to know about Alka. Here OneIndia brings some information about Alka and the ups and downs in her life.
Who is Alka Lamba?
Alka started her political career in 1994 when she was a second year BSc student in Delhi University. After joining National Students Union of India (NSUI), Alka handled many responsibilities including the role of Delhi State Girl Convener. Gradually she became the President of all India NSUI.
Alka was appointed as the General Secretary of All India Mahila Congress in 2002 but within a year she faced defeat during the Delhi Assembly Election in 2003.
However, more feathers were added to her crown when she continued her political career. Finally, she was appointed as Vice Chairperson of NIPCCD, an autonomous body of Ministry of Women and Child Development.
NGO run by Alka Lamba:
Go India Foundation (GIF), an NGO is run by Alka. The NGO caught all attentions in 2010 during its blood donation campaigning. Significantly, over 65,000 people donated blood in one day (Aug 15, 2010).
Famous Bollywood superstars including Salman Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Dia Mirza and many more worked for promoting Alka's NGO and the great cause for which her NGO was working.
Another controversy which had brought Alka in headlines in 2003:
Lokesh Kapoor, Alka's estranged husband accused her of occupying his flat in Subhash Nagar illegally. Alka allegedly had used the flat as her political office.
While hurling more allegations against his wife, Mr Kapoor also claimed that Alka had harassed him and his family members throughout the time when they stayed together.
According to Mr Kapoor, Alka harassed them as she felt that they had come in the way of her political ambitions.