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Sonbhadra killing: I am leaving today but shall return, Priyanka Gandhi tells kin of deceased

Sonbhadra massacre: After she resolved that she will not leave unless she was allowed to meet families of those killed, few members from the families came forward to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday morning. Meanwhile, A TMC delegation was detained at the airport in Varanasi on Saturday when it was going to meet families of victims of the Sonbhadra clash in which 10 people were gunned down this week over a land dispute, party MP Derek O'Brien said.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 20, 2019 22:17 IST
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Sonbhadra massacre: Priyanka Gandhi with family members of the victims.

Sonbhadra massacre: After she resolved that she will not leave unless she was allowed to meet families of those killed, few members from the families came forward to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday morning. However, they were stopped before they could meet her.

Priyanka Gandhi ended her dharna after she met the families. She said the purpose of her visit was fulfilled. Priyanka Gandhi said that Uttar Pradesh government should provide Rs 25 lakh to each of the victim families. The families should be provided security, she said. She appealed CM Yogi Adityanath to forget politics and stand behind families of the victims.

Meanwhile, A TMC delegation was detained at the airport in Varanasi on Saturday when it was going to meet families of victims of the Sonbhadra clash in which 10 people were gunned down this week over a land dispute, party MP Derek O'Brien said.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) team comprises O'Brien, MP and leader of the delegation Sunil Mondal and MP Abir Ranjan Biswas.

Here are highlights of Priyanka Gandhi's visit and other developments in Sonbhadra massacre aftermath:

04:30 pm: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Sonbhadra tomorrow to meet family members of the victims of Sonbhadra firing incident that claimed lives of 10 people. 

2:18 pm - District Magistrate of Sonbhadra appeals everyone to co-operate in view of Section 144 being implemented in Sonbhadra

2:11 pm - UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma accuses Priyanka Gandhi of scoring political brownie points

1:24 pm - Priyanka Gandhi ends her dharna agitation

Priyanka Gandhi ended her dharna after she met few members of victim families. She said that she is ending her dharna as the purpose of her visit had been fulfilled. She demanded Rs 25 lakh for each family and appealed Uttar Pradesh government to forget politics and unite behind them.

1:10 pm - Police nab relative of the main accused of Sonbhadra massacre

Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested Komal, relative of main accused Yagya Dutt. Police says that he was involved in the crime along with Dutt and fired bullets at the tribals

12:53 pm - On Friday, Congress' Raj Babbar alleged that Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government of dictatorial behaviour

12:35 pm: Congress leaders stopped at Varanasi airport

Congress leaders Deepender Singh Hooda, Mukul Wasnik, Raj Babbar, Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, Jitin Prasada and Rajeev Shukla were stopped at Varanasi airport by police. They were on their way to Sonbhadra to meet the victims of firing case.

12:25 pm - UP government has implemented undeclared emergency, says Congress Pramod Tiwari

Congress MP Pramod Tiwari termed the developments in Mirzapur 'undemocratic' and 'unconstitutional' and alleged that an 'undeclared emergency' is being implemented in Uttar Pradesh.

12:10 pm - Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala begins press conference

12:03 pm -  Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to reach Sonebhadra today to support Priyanka Gandhi

11:55 am -  Trinamool Congress parliamentary delegation stopped at Varanasi Airport

11:50 am - Few family members of Sonbhadra massacre meet Priyanka Gandhi at Mirzapur guest house

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