Total Disregard For Rules? Priyanka Varda’s 30 Car Cavalcade Passes Through Barabanki Without Paying Toll

Total Disregard For Rules? Priyanka Varda’s 30 Car Cavalcade Passes Through Barabanki Without Paying TollRobert Vadra with his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (Priyanka Parashar/Mint via Getty Images)

In what many view as a case of embarrassment, Congress in-charge for eastern Uttar Pradesh (UP), Priyanka Gandhi Varda's cavalcade passed through the gates of Ahmadpur toll plaza, without paying any toll, alleged a toll plaza manager.

Ahmadpur toll plaza Deputy Manager Vikram Singh accused the Uttar Pradesh administration for the incident. "The administration had asked us to keep the gates open," he said. The cavalcade consisted of some 25-30 vehicles of which 5-6 were police escorts, reports India Today.

Singh added that according to the administration's order, one lane of the toll plaza is kept open in case of any VIP movement. However, only MLAs and MPs qualify for such orders and treatment. Thus, raising questions for the administration's intent and rationale.

Vadra was appointed General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in February by Congress President Rahul Gandhi to spearhead the Congress' Lok Sabha electionn campaign in the eastern UP.