Lucknow, Oct 5 : Aditi Singh, Congress MLA from Rae Bareli, which is the only seat represented by the party in the Lok Sabha, raised tension for the party senior leadership by mocking a showcause notice issued to here, to explain her presence in the Uttar Pradesh special Assembly Session, convened on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Singh had joined the UP Assembly's special session on October 2, ignoring the party's instructions to boycott it. A notice was issued to her, but she denied having received it and mocked, saying party leaders had issued the notice in media only.
According to her, another party MLA Rajesh Singh and MLC Dinesh Singh had also attended the special session and asked whether any notice had been sent to them.
''Party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu should have given the notice to me, rather than releasing it in the media,'' she said.
On the controversy, Aditi said that she was an intellectual leader and discussion on development was underway in the Assembly and her presence was required.Earlier, against the stand of the party, Ms Singh had appreciated the BJP government's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lallu had asked her to submit a reply in two days. He and other senior Congress leaders had said that Aditi needed to follow the party's direction, if she wished to continue in the party.(UNI)