The Congress and the BSP received another setback in Uttar Pradesh before the crucial Assembly polls when rebel Congress MLA Aditi Singh from Rae Bareli’s Sadar seat joined the BJP; and rebel BSP MLA from Sagri seat of Azamgarh district Vandana Singh did the same.
Vandana was suspended by the BSP for anti-party activities. She said the BSP never heard her side and suspended her without any reason. “Thereafter I met Yogi Adityanath and he asked me to join BJP,” she said.
Leaders of various political parties took the membership of the BJP in the presence of BJP State president Swatantra Dev Singh in Lucknow.
Welcoming both the leaders, Singh said joining of these sitting MLAs gives a clear picture of what will happen in 2022 Assembly polls.
Aditi has been criticising the Congress and hailing the policies of the BJP Government for a long time. Recently,
Aditi had said she wanted to be a part of Yogi’s team and claimed Yogi is the most popular CM.
Aditi had even criticised Priyanka Gandhi saying she is only doing drama. “If she had been aware of women’s pride, she would have first acted against her personal secretary Sandeep Singh, who has been booked for molesting a woman,” Aditi had said.
Aditi is the daughter of former Sadar MLA Akhilesh Singh. Akhilesh Singh passed away in August in the year 2019. Akhilesh was a five-time MLA from Rae Bareli Sadar seat. Aditi left the Congress after the death of her father. Not only this, she openly spoke against the Congress. On November 21, 2019, Aditi got married to Angad Saini, Congress MLA from Punjab.