Cong MLA scotches rumors of marriage with Rahul

Cong MLA scotches rumors of marriage with Rahul

Congress MLA Aditi Singh on Sunday scotched the rumours on social media about her marriage with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, asking people not to pay any attention to them.

"I am surprised at the rumors being spread on social media in the past few days," Aditi, a first-time MLA from Sadar Assembly seat in former Congress president Sonia Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency of Raebareli, said in a post on his Facebook page.

"Rahul Gandhi is not only the president of our party but is also like my elder brother... I respect him a lot," she said.

An MBA-holder from a prestigious US university, Aditi is the daughter of Akhilesh Singh, a five-time legislator from Raebareli City Assembly seat.

Her candidature from the seat in the 2017 Assembly polls had surprised many leaders in the Congress.

Akhilesh Singh, who was earlier with the Congress party, faces several cases of murder, extortion and attempt to murder. He had won the Assembly election from Raebareli Sadar seat even while being lodged in the jail.

"It (contesting the poll) is my decision... I did get some good offers from reputed companies after completing my MBA from the US, but I decided to return to India to be with my father," Aditi had told DH during last year's campaigns.