This was the scene outside the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) office in Lucknow a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the scrapping of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes in the country.
According to reports, around 100 cars belonging to leaders and candidates of the party arrived at the headquarters in the state capital. Bags and briefcases were spotted inside the cars.
Each car entered the headquarters only after the exit of the other.
The timing of the cars and the bags and briefcases gave rise to a slew of questions. But BSP leaders said that the cars carried pamphlets for the upcoming assembly election in the state.
A report said that this was the first time that so many cars were allowed to enter the BSP headquarters – they allowed only the cars of three leaders were granted entry.
Opposition parties claimed that the cars came to return wads of cash given to them for campaigns.
It is worth nothing that BSP supremo Mayawati has on November 10 accused the Modi government of launching an “undeclared financial emergency” in the country. She also criticised the decision of scrapping the notes as being anti-poor.