Aligarh: Samajwadi Party workers on Tuesday attempted to block the cavalcade of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who started his five-day tour of western districts of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

"Around 50 to 60 members of SP attempted to block cavalcade of Rahul Gandhi while he was proceeding towards Badaun after landing at Dhanipur airport," Senior Superintendent of Police Satyendra Veer Singh said.

He said that about 15 SP activists were detained as they tried to breach the security cordon of Gandhi, who is an SPG protectee.

The Congress leader is scheduled to address a public meeting in Gunnaur assembly segment in Bhimnagar district.