Congress MLA Aditi Singh (File Photo)
Congress MLA Aditi Singh (File Photo)

Congress issues show-cause notice to Aditi Singh for attending special assembly session

ANI | Updated: Oct 04, 2019 22:21 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 4 (ANI): Congress on Friday issued a show-cause notice to the party MLA Aditi Singh for attending the special session of Uttar Pradesh Assembly on October 2, which was boycotted by the party.
Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Ajay Kumar Lallu issued the notice to Singh and has asked her to reply within two days.
"This is extreme indiscipline and anti-party act. Singh should give a reply with two days and if she fails to reply, action will be taken against her," said Lallu.
Even as the Congress boycotted the special session of UP Assembly on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, party MLA Aditi Singh attended it, saying that she wanted to talk about development.
"I took the decision to go to the assembly session because Uttar Pradesh qualifies for 16 of the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations. I wanted to talk about it. I wanted to talk about development," Singh told ANI.
The Congress leader said that she only talked about development in her assembly address as well.
"In my speech, I also said that if we want to pay a tribute to the Father of the Nation, we need to walk on his path. That is possible only when we become a developed nation," she said.
Earlier, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had slammed the Congress party for boycotting the special session.
Addressing the 36-hour long special session of the state assembly on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Adityanath said that Congress, SP, and BSP played divisive politics to stay in power.
The special session, in which a 36-hour marathon discussion on development goals for the state are being discussed, began on Wednesday. (ANI)