A group of women constables posed for selfies with senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday when she was stopped on the outskirts of Lucknow on her way to Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The photographs of the women constables posing with Priyanka went viral on social media soon after. However, it didn’t turn out to be a happy moment for the constables as now they are likely to face action for posing with the political leader.
The lady cops who took selfie with Priyanka Gandhi would be identified and served a notice for clicking selfies while being on duty and that too in uniform, which is categorised as “indiscipline”. Till Thursday evening, neither any notice had been issued to the cops nor action was taken against them.
Priyanka Gandhi, who was going to meet the family of sanitation worker Arun Valmiki, who died in police custody in Agra was stopped on at the entry point of the Lucknow-Agra Expressway. During this time, some women cops, who came to stop Priyanka, clicked selfies with her.
Lucknow Police Commissioner DK Thakur has said that the women constables who posed for selfies with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will face action. In the photographs, Priyanka and the young women can be seen smiling.
To this, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tweeted that if clicking selfies with her is a crime, then she should be punished and not the cops. “The news is coming that Yogi ji got so upset with this picture that he wants to take action against these women cops. If it is a crime to take pictures with me, then I should also be punished for it, it does not suit the government to spoil the career of these hardworking and loyal cops.” she tweeted.