Congress president Rahul Gandhi has appointed Aditi Singh — an MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli Sadar seat — as the General Secretary of All India Mahila Congress.
Announcing her appointment, AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said that Aditi Singh can be a given a crucial role in the new team constituted by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
A Masters in Management Studies from Duke University, USA, Aditi came back to India to take the baton over from father Akhilesh Singh, the five-time MLA from Raebareli whose father Dunni Singh used to be one of the key organizers of Indira Gandhi’s poll campaigning.
Aditi Singh, who is in Israel currently on an official tour, spoke to Tehelka over WhatsApp call and expressed her gratitude towards Congress leadership. “I am thankful to the party leadership for giving me this new role. I am happy that my seniors, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have faith in me. I am also thankful to All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev for picking me for such an important post,” she said.
Aditi was trolled on social media over her photograph with Rahul Gandhi but she boldly snubbed rumor muggers exposing them on twitter.
“A lot of work needs to be done for the women of the country. Being a woman myself, I can understand their problems. My aim will be to work for the education of women,” she said.
Aditi, who is considered to be close to Priyanka Gandhi, won the Raebareli seat with a margin of approximately 90,000 votes in the 2017 UP State Assembly Elections. Aditi also enjoys a huge following on social media. She fought elections after her father Akhilesh Singh fell ill.