Rae Bareli’s local MLA and General Secretary of Mahila Congress, Aditi Singh was injured in an attack on Tuesday while she was on her visit to the district, which is situated 80 km south-east of Lucknow. Singh was on her way to attend the no-confidence motion against the district panchayat chairman, Awadhesh Singh when his supporters attacked Singh and others who were with her near the Bachrawa Toll plaza on the Lucknow-Rae Bareli highway.

Independent journalist Kanchan Shrivastav posted pictures of this incident on Twitter and reported that Singh’s “vehicle, which was being chased by goons, toppled. Doctors referred her to Lucknow.”

She added that the violence is related to Jila Panchayat where a no-confidence motion is slated for voting. Singh was going to cast vote when this happened. Her vehicle overturned near Mahaveer Engineering College in Harchanpur area after being hit by another vehicle.

The no-confidence motion has been allegedly driven by Congress to which Singh was going to cast vote. The Congress has accused the district administration of working under the BJP government’s pressure by deferring voting on the no-confidence motion.

Singh is one of the youngest members of Uttar Pradesh’s 17th Vidhan Sabha. She won the assembly election in 2017 by a margin of more than 90,000 votes. The nearest contender was Kumari Ram Pratap Yadav of SP who got 46,094 votes. Before becoming a politician, she went abroad to study at Duke University in the United States for a degree in management.

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On 23 August 2018, Congress president Rahul Gandhi named her the General Secretary of All India Mahila Congress. AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot announced her appointment in a release issued to the press. Singh was on an official tour to Israel when she was appointed the GS of All Indian Mahila Congress.

Rae Bareli’s local MLA and General Secretary of Mahila Congress, Aditi Singh was injured in an attack on Tuesday while she was on her visit to the district, which is situated 80 km south-east of Lucknow.

“I am thankful to the party leadership for giving me this new role. I am happy that my seniors, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have faith in me. I am also thankful to All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev for picking me for such an important post,” she had told News 18.

“A lot of work needs to be done for the women of the country. Being a woman myself, I can understand their problems. My aim will be to work for the education of women,” Singh added.

Singh worked as a social worker before joining politics but she smoothly took to politics which has been a usual career trajectory in her family. Her father Akhilesh Singh was five-time MLA from Raebareli.

Picture credit- One India Hindi

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