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Standoff between Priyanka, Uttar Pradesh government ends

Some of the villagers from Sonbhadra came to the guest house itself to meet the Congress leader

By PTI in Mirzapur and Lucknow
  • Published 20.07.19, 4:11 PM
  • Updated 20.07.19, 4:11 PM
  • a min read
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra consoles family members of Sonbhadra massacre victims in Mirzapur on Saturday (PTI photo)

The standoff between Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and the Uttar Pradesh government ended on Saturday, a day after she was detained by the Mirzapur administration when she insisted on travelling to the scene of a recent shootout in Sonbhadra.

Priyanka spent the Friday night at the Chunar guest house, insisting she will not return to Delhi unless she meets the families of the victims.

On Saturday, some of the villagers from Sonbhadra, where 10 people were gunned down over a land dispute, came to the guest house itself.

Later, a Congress leader said she was returning to Varanasi, where she had landed on Friday.

The Congress general secretary had earlier met some of those injured in Wednesday’s clash at the BHU Trauma Centre in Varanasi.

But she was stopped while she and her supporters were travelling to Sonbhadra by road.