Uttar Pradesh police lodged a complaint against 158 people for allegedly misbehaving with Union Minister and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel during a road show in Pratapgarh district of the state. "An FIR was registered against local leader Vinod Dubey and over 157 others last night for allegedly misbehaving with Patel and Apna Dal workers during their party's roadshow," a senior police office said. The FIR has been lodged at Raniganj police station.
She said if such was the response of the police and administration to a complaint by a minister, the "one can easily understand the the plight of common people regarding law and order matters." Following the incident, angry Apna Dal workers blocked traffic on the Raebareli - Varanasi highway on Sunday, with Ms Patel leading the protests. It was only after a police complaint was lodged against Mr Dubey that Ms Patel left, though her party workers continued to protest till early hours of Monday morning.