Months after walking out of the Congress, former Raebareli (Sadar) MLA Aditi Singh is contesting again from the prestigious seat, this time on a BJP ticket, and has dared Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to contest from the seat too. The Rae Bareli assembly seat is part of the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency which is represented by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
In an interview to News18.com, Aditi Singh, who joined the BJP in November last year, said Raebareli is not a Congress bastion anymore as the grand old party “never paid heed” to the people and their problems.
Fighting her first election without her father and five-time Raebareli (Sadar) MLA Akhilesh Kumar Singh who passed away in 2019, Singh said the people of Raebareli have filled in the void left by her father. “After my father passed away, the people of Raebareli stood by me like a family. As far as the elections are concerned… my father had won this seat numerous times, be it as a Congress MLA or as an Independent, solely because of the work he did for the people of Raebareli. The legacy carries on and I am doing whatever I can in capacity.”
Singh also expressed confidence that she would deliver maiden Raebareli win for the BJP this time. “This time the Lotus will bloom for the first time in Raebareli (Sadar) seat. New history will be written for the BJP in Raebareli on March 10 and I am very excited to represent the BJP.”
With inputs from News18