On January 20, 2022, Aditi Singh, the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Raebareli constituency of Uttar Pradesh tendered official notice of resignation to the Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi and the Speaker of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
The 34-year-old politician had already joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in November 2021. However, her formal resignation comes before the party goes for election in the poll-bound state.
Aditi Singh Resigns From INC:
Aditi Singh joined BJP just two months back. Now the political leader has officially tendered her resignation from the party from which she was elected in the previous state legislative assembly election-Indian National Congress(INC).
This event occurs a few days before the state goes into the elections for Legislative Assembly in February 2022. Raebareli is considered to be a strong foothold for INC. However, the transfer of party allegiance might cost INC in the upcoming election with a dear seat.
Aditi Singh currently serves as Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA) from her constituency Raebareli Sadar. In a letter sent by Singh to Sonia Gandhi on January 20, 2022, she asked the national leader to accept the resignation letter. She also added one more letter that she addressed to the Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly mentioning the date from which she ceases to be a member of the house.
Who Is Aditi Singh?
Singh became a politician at a very young age and currently, she is one of the youngest members of the 17th Legislative Assembly in the state. Her father Akhilesh Singh served as an MLA in the state five times. She was earlier a member of the Indian National Congress. However, in November 2021, she shifted her allegiance to the BJP.
She completed her education at Mussoorie International school and earned a degree in management from Duke University in the United States. She had been actively involved in social work before beginning her career in politics.
After criticising INC for arranging 1000 buses for migrants stranded in different locations of UP, she was suspended from the INC’s women wing in May 2020. She married MLA from the Nawanshahr constituency of Punjab, Angad Singh Saini.
She joined BJP along with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Bandana Singh in presence of BJP’s state unit president Swatantra Dev Singh. After joining BJP in 2021, she suggested that Congress should stop sloganeering and start working on honest feedback on-ground reality.