Lucknow, May 15 -- A tussle over the Rae Bareli zila panchayat chairman's post took an ugly turn on Tuesday when Congress MLA Aditi Singh's convoy was attacked twice on its way to the district panchayat office where voting was scheduled on a no-confidence motion against panchayat head, Awadhesh Singh.

Narrating the sequence of events, the Congress MLA from Rae Bareli claimed that about 15 masked assailants in two-three SUVs attacked the convoy twice at Harchandpur and Baccharawa toll plaza while it was heading from Lucknow to Rae Bareli between 9.40 am and 10 am.

Aditi Singh was injured when her vehicle overturned in Harchandpur area. She alleged that local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and Awadhesh Singh were behind the attack.