AAP Road Show: Gandhi's Grandson Rajmohan Detained by Police

Published: 18th March 2014 09:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2014 09:40 PM   |  A+A-


The road show of AAP's East Delhi candidate Rajmohan Gandhi was held up briefly by the Delhi Police today over permission papers and extra vehicles in his cavalcade.

According to Delhi's Chief Electoral Office, Gandhi's cavalcade was stopped because permission papers were not displayed properly on the vehicles.

Besides, the cavalcade had one extra vehicle while they had permission for six vehicles for the road show, the official said.

The road show was later allowed to proceed after the permission papers were displayed on vehicles.

"The extra vehicle was also removed from the convoy and the road show was allowed to proceed," said the official.

When contacted, the election campaign manager of Gandhi, Praveen Deshmukh claimed that the convoy was stopped thrice due to the "fault of the Election Commission." 

First time it was stopped at Shakarpur due to confusion over the number of vehicles for which the permission was granted.

"Second time it was stopped in Gandhi Nagar by police following confusion over the route of the rally. We went to the ACP office where one-and-a-half hours was wasted as the SDM concerned did not have the route details which we already had submitted before.

"We were stopped for the third time in Vishwas Nagar over the same issue," Deshmukh claimed.

As per the itinerary, the road show was planned from Laxmi Nagar to Shahdara but it had to culminate at Vishwas Nagar.

Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, will contest the Lok Sabha elections from East Delhi against Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit.

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