Aluva, Jan 21 (Agencies): In yet another protocol and schedule breach which sent the security personnel into a tizzy, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stopped his vehicle in front of a wayside hotel here on Friday and had a taste of Kerala delicacies.

Gandhi, who was in Kochi to attend the National meeting of the Youth Congress, was on his way to the airport to catch a flight to Delhi, when he stopped at the hotel at nearby Desom.

The police convoy escorting him had to stop abruptly as the AICC General Secretary stepped out of his vehicle and went to the hotel-cum-bakery along the National Highway.

Seeing a huge group of police personnel coming to his bakery, the owner Ashokan got nervous, but broke into smiles when he found Rahul Gandhi stepping in.

Gandhi went inside the hotel and asked for Cold Drinks and snacks, He enquired from Ashokan about his business and family members. Ashokan said he was overjoyed as after spending few minutes in the hotel, the Congress leader also asked him to pack some snacks.

Gandhi also did not disappoint children who had gathered to give him flowers and collect his autograph near the Santhigiri ashram where the conference was held.

On seeing the children, Gandhi stopped his vehicle and asked the SPG personnel to allow them to come near.