Priyanka breaks away from SPG security cordon in Amethi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s daughter Priyanka Gandhi broke away from her SPG security cordon around her during campaigning for her brother Rahul Gandhi in Amethi on Thursday.

Updated: May 01, 2014, 14:39 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Amethi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s daughter Priyanka Gandhi broke away from her SPG security cordon around her during campaigning for her brother Rahul Gandhi in Amethi on Thursday.

Priyanka went ahead for campaigning in Tiloi in the district without security cover of the elite protection agency.
As per Superintendent of Police Hiralal, when the Congress star campaigner reached Gandhinagar near Gauriganj, she came down from her SUV and stopped SPG personnel from following her and moved to Tiloi for campaigning.

However, Uttar Pradesh Police personnel accompanied her.

She was schedule to address a meeting at Shahmau near Kasimpur but she changed her route.
Local Congress sources said that Priyanka was apparently upset with the attitude of SPG personnel towards her interaction with people.

When asked about the incident, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary, Home, Anil Kumar Gupta said, "It was a matter of concern and SPG headquarters would be informed about the incident".

"We are apprising them (SPG officials) of the incident", he said.