Priyanka Gandhi detained: A day after high voltage drama in Mirzapur, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday afternoon called her strike. This comes after relatives of Sonbhadra shooting victims reached Chunar where they met the Congress leader at a guesthouse. Priyanka was stopped on Friday when she was on her way to Sonbhadra to meet the victims’ families. She reached Varanasi airport in the afternoon and went to BHU Trauma Centre where she met the injured people. After meeting the injured persons, Priyanka resumed her road journey to Sonbhadra but she was detained in Mirzapur by the administration. The Congress leader then sat on a strike and spent the night at a guest house in Chunar of Mirzapur district. Meanwhile, the Congress has alleged that Yogi Adityanath government wants to deport Priyanka so that she can’t meet the victims, adding that ‘jungle raj’ (misrule) was prevalent in the state under the BJP government as it has failed to take action against the guilty.
Earlier this week, 10 people including three women were gunned down in a clash between Gond and Gujjar communities over a land dispute in Sonebhadra. Police said that 29 people, including the kingpin Yogesh Dutt, have been arrested in connection with the violence. A case has been filed against 78 people.