New Delhi: Gandhis are accustomed to being accosted by mobs on campaign trail, even as they stay within a protective inner security ring, but they are seldom mobbed at their residence.
The recent withdrawal of the SPG cover seems to have changed all that. At least, given the determination, one can now easily get past the layers of security.
No wonder, Robert Vadra feels there was a security breach at Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's Lodhi Estate residence when five persons barged into the porch on the pretext of extracting a selfie.
The incident, which happened five days back, was confirmed by none other than Vadra while talking to a wire service. What was indeed worrisome is that the five persons had driven into the residence in an SUV, which may well have been laden with explosives.
The car occupants, comprising two men, three women and a child, had a simple request: they just wanted to have a photo with Priyanka Gandhi.
The latter, of course, obliged and the family was on cloud nine. When Priyanka’s office enquired about the breach from the Central Reserve Police Force, which is now responsible for her security, they said that access to the residence is controlled by the Delhi Police and a blame game ensued.