Congress MLA Aditi Singh on Tuesday attacked by some unidentified men while she was on her way to the district Panchayat office in Rae Bareli where voting was taking place on a no-confidence motion against Panchayat head Avadesh Singh.
Aditi Singh was allegedly attacked by goons, an FIR has been registered against some people, including BJP Lok Sabha candidate and MLC Dinesh Singh.
Aditi blamed BJP’s Rae Bareli Lok Sabha candidate, Dinesh Pratap Singh, and his brother for the attack. Dinesh Pratap is contesting against UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. An FIR has been registered under various sections of the IPC against Dinesh Singh, Awadhesh Singh, Ramesh Singh, Abhishek Singh, Tera Singh, Bachcha Singh and seven unidentified people. However, no arrest has been made in the case so far.
Minutes before the attack on Aditi, another Congress leader and panchayat member, Rakesh Awasthi, was allegedly assaulted by the same group. He was also on his way to cast his vote at the panchayat office. According to the sources Awasthi suffered injuries on the legs and hands and was being treated at a hospital.
In an interview she said that she was accompanied by a few district panchayat members. A group of miscreants targeted their vehicles by pelting stones near a toll plaza at Harchandpur, said the MLA. She also claimed that the vehicles overturned