LIVE Exclusive: Yogi bows to Priyanka's pressure, Sonbhadra victims' family meet her in Chunar Guest House

Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, July 20: It appears that the Yogi government has bowed to the pressure of Priyanka Gandhi who had said that she would not leave unless she is allowed to meet the family of Sondhara.

In exclusive footage with News24, it can be seen that the family of the Sonbhadra victim has come to see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Chunar Guesthouse where she is made to stay since last 24 hours.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra minces no words when she says categorically that she will not leave unless she is allowed to meet the Sonbhadra victim's family. The Congress UP Secretary said that she had no intention of disobeying Section 144 but she must be allowed to meet the family of the victims of the Sonbhadra massacre. And unless that happens she will not leave, she asserted.

Priyanka also added that she is ready to meet the family in Sonbhadra with just two-three people. Or else the police can arrange a meeting with them at Mirzapur or any other venue they choose, but she will not leave unless she is allowed to meet the family.

Priyanka also added that some officials indeed came to meet her last night, but only with one request--that she should go back, and this, she said is not possible.

She added that the officials showed her Section 144 order on WhatsApp. Sources also said that the electricity and water supply of the guest house where she is staying was also disrupted.

In a major development in the Sonbhadra Massacre, Priyanka Gandhi is detained after being stopped from meeting the aggrieved family; she was not allowed to meet them.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was detained in Narayanpur by Police. She was on her way to meet victims of firing case in Sonbhadra where section 144 has been imposed. 

The UP police shoved her away and was taken yesterday afternoon to another destination and the Congress UP secretary says that since then, even after 24 hours she is still there.

Responding to media's query if she has been arrested Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, "Yes, we still won't be cowed down. We were only going peacefully to meet victim families(of Sonbhadra firing case). I don't know where are they taking me, we are ready to go anywhere.'