Pickpockets run amok at Priyanka Gandhi road show in Lucknow; valuables stolen
Lucknow, Feb 12: Even as the supporters of the Congress rejoiced the maiden road show held in Lucknow on Monday, February 11, the first one after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's formal entry into politics, they had some unwanted experience to face as well.
According to reports, pickpockets ran amok in the grand rally and stole as many as 15 mobile phones, two wallets and cash worth Rs 40,000 from the party workers during the event.
The workers were so engrossed with the entry of the yet another member of the Gandhi family that they came to learn about their lost belongings after travelling as far as 10 kilometres, Times of India reported.
Pushpendra Pandey, district vice-president of the party in Kannauj, told ToI that he had joined the rally along with 15 other workers near Sarojininagar Metro station and at Burlington crossing where the procession had stopped that they realised that their phones and moneybags were not in place.
The Congress workers then approached Sarojininagar PS but it was alleged that the police did not take their complaint and they then staged a sit-in protest outside the police station and criticised Lucknow Police.
Uttar Pradesh is currently under the rule of the BJP.
Sarojininagar SHO Triloki Singh said they received the complaint and will conduct an inquiry before lodging a case, NewsBytes reported.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been appointed as the Congress's General Secretary for East UP and will be in charge of 42 seats in the electorally crucial region.