Updates: "Objective Served": Priyanka Gandhi After Meeting Victims Of UP Shootout

Sonbhadra case: Priyanka Gandhi spent the night at a guest house in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh where senior government officials met her late night.

Updates: 'Objective Served': Priyanka Gandhi After Meeting Victims Of UP Shootout

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi:

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was not allowed by Uttar Pradesh police from meeting the families of the Sonbhadra shootout victims on Friday. She met them this morning when arrived at the Mirzapur guest house, where she had been detained. Priyanka Gandhi had turned down all requests of the local administration to return without meeting the families of Sonbhadra shootout. An Uttar Pradesh official said this afternoon that she was "free to go anywhere".

Here are the updates of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi's visit to Uttar Pradesh:

Jul 20, 2019 15:40 (IST)
"Brutal, unjust": Priyanka Gandhi tweets video of meet with affected families in Sonbhadra
Jul 20, 2019 15:31 (IST)
Jul 20, 2019 14:36 (IST)
I will be back, says Priyanka Gandhi
  • A UP official said the Congress leader is "free to go anywhere" but the site of the shootout in Sonbhadra, where 10 people were killed over a land dispute earlier this week.
  • She said, "the responsibility for the Sonbhadra massacre is with the Yogi government and not with Nehru." She also said the Congress will compensate the families affected by the shootout with Rs. 10 lakh each."
  • She also made 5 demands to the state government: Rs. 25 lakh compensation for the affected families, fast track court for trial in Sonbhadra case, land titles for the tribals, security for the affected families and withdrawal of case against the villagers in the last few years over land dispute. 
Jul 20, 2019 13:10 (IST)
Congress leaders Raj Babbar, RPN Singh, Jitin Prasad stopped at Varanasi airport
  • Congress leaders Deepender Hooda, Mukul Wasnik, Raj Babbar, RPN Singh, Jitin Prasad and Rajeev Shukla reached Varanasi but were stopped at the airport.
  • Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot issued call for protest in Jaipur.
  • Sachin Pilot tweeted, "Against the detention of General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, state Congress committee will be organising a protest at Gandhi Circle Jaipur today."
  • Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh also issued an appeal to all party workers from Uttar Pradesh to reach the Chunar guest house in Mirzapur where Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is housed since after her detention.
  • Digviajaya Singh tweeted, "I appeal to all Congress people to reach Chunar immediately for supporting Priyankaji. Long live Priyanka."
  • Senior Congress leaders PL Punia, Pramod Tiwari, Ajay Kumar Lallu, Ajay Rai, Laliteshpati Tripathi have been camping at Chunar fort since Friday with Priyanka Gandhi. 
  • She was joined by Congress Women's Wing chief and former legislator Sushmita Deb on Saturday. 

Jul 20, 2019 12:00 (IST)
Those whom I came to meet, have come to meet me, says Priyanka
  • Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met family members of those killed in a shootout in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra at the Mirzapur guest house where she is detained.
  • "The families of those who were killed and injured have come from Sonbhadra to meet me on their own. Two relatives of the victims have come here to meet me but 15 others are not allowed to meet me, are being stopped. Even I am not allowed to meet them. I do not understand what the Uttar Pradesh government and police administration want," Priyanka Gandhi told mediapersons.
Jul 20, 2019 11:28 (IST)
Let the families meet me: Priyanka Gandhi
  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Congress party workers continue to sit on dharna at Chunar Guest House. 
  • She says, "It has been 24 hours. I am not going to leave until and unless I am allowed to meet the victims of Sonbhadra's firing case."
  • Families of victims come to meet Priyanka Gandhi at Chunar Guest House
  • Priyanka Gandhi says those whom I had come to meet, have come to meet me.
Jul 20, 2019 10:19 (IST)
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister to visit Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh
  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will be going to Chunar in Uttar Pradesh today to meet Priyanka Gandhi.
  • She is on a dharna there since Friday.
Jul 20, 2019 10:11 (IST)
Trinamool Congress delegation on way to Sonbhadra
  • Trinamool Congress delegation sit on dharna at the Varanasi airport
  • A parliamentary delegation of Trinamool Congress (TMC) was stopped by Varanasi police at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.
  • TMC leader Derek O'Brien, who was leading the party delegation to Sonbhadra, tweeted that they were stopped at the airport. 
  • Derek O'Brien said the police officers, while stopping them at the airport, said they were "doing as told from topmost".
Jul 20, 2019 10:08 (IST)
Fully prepared to go to jail: Priyanka Gandhi
  • "If the government wants to put me in jail for meeting the victims, I am fully prepared," tweeted Priyanka.
Jul 20, 2019 10:01 (IST)
BJP leader Shrikant Sharma accused Congress of politicising Sonbhadra issue
  • BJP leader Shrikant Sharma said, "Congress is upset, which is fair after their poll defeat. Priyanka Gandhi should have taken permission. We would like to request the Congress to not politicize the deaths in Sonbhadra. If Priyanka Gandhi is so concerned, why didn't she raise voice against the rape case in Rajasthan."
Jul 20, 2019 10:00 (IST)
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala lashes out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
  • Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala claimed that there was "jungle raj" in Uttar Pradesh as Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was taken by police to the Chunar Guest House in Mirzapur, where electricity and water supply were cut off.
Jul 20, 2019 09:53 (IST)
  • Congress workers protest Priyanka Gandhi being stopped from visiting Sonbhadra.

Jul 20, 2019 09:45 (IST)
Priyanka Gandhi was stopped on the Varanasi-Mirzapur border
  • Priyanka Gandhi, the Congress in-charge of eastern UP, was seen in visuals sitting on a road in Mirzapur near Sonbhadra, surrounded by her security and Congress workers. 
  • She was stopped on moving to Sonbhadra. 
  • Priyanka Gandhi said, "I only want to meet the affected families, whose members have been mercilessly shot dead. A boy of my son's age was shot at and is lying in hospital. Tell me on what legal basis I have been stopped," Priyanka Gandhi told NDTV.
  • She was stopped in Uttar Pradesh on Friday on her way to a village in Sonbhadra. 
  • The Congress general secretary sat on the road and protested until she was taken away in a government car to a guest house. 
Jul 20, 2019 09:44 (IST)
Priyanka Gandhi meets injured at BHU Hospital in Varanasi
  • On Friday, Priyanka Gandhi landed at Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where she met the injured at the BHU Trauma Centre. 
  • 10 people were killed and over 24 injured in a village in Sonbhadra when a village chief, Yagya Dutt, and his associates, fired on a group of tribal farmers who had refused to give up 36 acres of land they had tilled for generations. Witnesses said Yagya Dutt on Wednesday had brought nearly 200 men on 32 tractor trolleys to seize the land. The men fired at the tribals for over half-an-hour in one of the most chilling incidents the country has seen in recent times.
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