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Congress MLA Aditi Singh donates Rs 51 lakh for Ayodhya Ram temple construction

The rebel Congress MLA recently left the party red-faced as she questioned the prolonged absence of Sonia Gandhi from her parliamentary constituency.

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Raebareli Published on: February 09, 2021 20:12 IST
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Congress Raebareli MLA Aditi Singh has been critical of Congress leadership.

Congress Raebareli MLA Aditi Singh on Tuesday donated Rs 51 lakh for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.  

"By the grace of the Almighty my team and I contributed a sum of 51,00,000 for the construction of our Ram Mandir. I thank Champat Rai ji for sparing valuable time and coming down to Raebareli," Singh said in her tweet. 

"I am making this contribution to VHP on behalf of my team and supporters. Everyone has contributed for this," she added.

Aditi Singh has been critical of Congress leadership questioning the style of working of top leaders, including party president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

The rebel Congress MLA recently left the party red-faced as she questioned the prolonged absence of Sonia Gandhi from her parliamentary constituency.

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"Sonia Gandhi came to Rae Bareli only twice after winning the election in the last five-year term. She has come to Rae Bareli only once before the 2019 elections to file her nomination," Aditi Singh told reporters.  Sonia Gandhi has consistently won the Rae Bareli seat after shifting from Amethi in 2004. 

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Rae Bareli, the lone seat held by the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, has emerged as a major trouble spot for the party. While the two Congress legislators in Rae Bareli - Aditi Singh and Rakesh Singh - have already revolted against party, other leaders are also coming out openly against the 'new culture' in the Congress in which veterans are being 'completely sidelined' and 'turncoats' are being given importance.

Youth Congress leader Anuj Kumar Singh recently said, "We have been working for the party for years to ensure its victory, but now we are being neglected and ignored. All those who belong to the Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi era are being ill-treated. The party is being taken over by the brokers who have no knowledge of the Congress ideology."

Former party secretary Shiv Kumar Pandey said that responsible positions in the party are being given to those who are not even primary members of the Congress.

"If anyone tries to inform the party high command about the prevailing situation, he or she is promptly expelled. In recent months, nearly 35 Congressmen have been expelled from the party," he said, adding that "we will now fight for the respect of the veterans".

(With inputs from IANS)

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