Snakes evoke different emotions in different people. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, though, exhibited her love for the slithery reptile during her campaign in Rae Bareli on May 2.
The videos showing her fiddling with cobras with ease, while interacting with a few snake charmers have gone viral. Though the sight comes across as a refreshing diversion from the high voltage rhetorical poll campaign scenes, Priyanka may have violated model code that prohibits the use of animals while campaigning.
At the same time PETA also has raised objection, saying it (Priyanka playing with snakes) amounts to violation of Wild Life Protection act.
It remains to be seen whether or not any actions would be taken against Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over her snake act.
She was campaigning for her mother Sonia Gandhi, the Congress candidate for Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat that goes to the polls on May 6.
Here is the video tweeted by new agency ANI.