Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was detained in Narayanpur by the police on Friday. The Congress General Secretary was on her way to meet victims of a firing case in Sonbhadra where section 144 has been imposed. "I don't know where are they taking me, we are ready to go anywhere," she told news agency ANI. Asking if she would be arrested in Narayanpur, Priyanka said, "Yes, we still won't be cowed down. We were only going peacefully to meet victim families(of Sonbhadra firing case)." In an incident in Sonbhadra, around 10 people were killed after a man opened fire on them over a land dispute. This is a developing story.
Here are the live updates on Priyanka Gandhi's arrest
1.53 PM: "This arbitrary application of power, to prevent her from meeting families of the 10 Adivasi farmers brutally gunned down for refusing to vacate their own land, reveals the BJP Govt's increasing insecurity in UP," says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
The illegal arrest of Priyanka in Sonbhadra, UP, is disturbing. This arbitrary application of power, to prevent her from meeting families of the 10 Adivasi farmers brutally gunned down for refusing to vacate their own land, reveals the BJP Govt's increasing insecurity in UP. pic.twitter.com/D1rty8KJVq- Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 19, 2019
1.01 PM: The BJP government has made Uttar Pradesh a crime state, says Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Hooda.
क्या श्रीमती प्रियंका गांधी को गिरफ़्तार कर, चुनार में नज़रबंद कर, सोनभद्र के आदिवासी परिवार के 10 सदस्यों की हत्या पर पर्दा डाल पाएगी आदित्यनाथ सरकार?
भाजपा सरकार ने उत्तरप्रदेश को अपराध प्रदेश बना दिया है। pic.twitter.com/cSRQ5oKtgt- Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 19, 2019
12.58 PM:"We are determined to bring the victims to justice," says the Congress party.
सोनभद्र हत्याकांड के पीड़ितों से मिलने जा रही कांग्रेस महासचिव श्रीमती @PriyankaGandhi की गिरफ्तारी अजय सिंह बिष्ट सरकार की तानाशाही का निकृष्टतम उदाहरण है। हम पीड़ितों को न्याय दिलाने के लिए दृढ संकल्पित हैं और भाजपा सरकार के इन ओछे हथकंडों से डरने वाले नहीं हैं।- Congress (@INCIndia) July 19, 2019
12.34 PM: "It is an insult to the democracy to prevent the Congress General Secretary from going to Sonbhadra," says the Congress party.
यूपी की अजय सिंह बिष्ट सरकार द्वारा कांग्रेस महासचिव @PriyankaGandhi को सोनभद्र जाने से जबरन रोकना लोकशाही का अपमान है। बगैर लिखित आदेश और संविधान की मूल भावना के विपरीत अजय सिंह बिष्ट सरकार का यह कदम तानाशाही को दर्शाता है। pic.twitter.com/iuoAdzIFys- Congress (@INCIndia) July 19, 2019
12.25 PM: "We are ready to go anywhere," says the Congress leader.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Narayanpur on if she has been arrested: 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.' pic.twitter.com/q1bwkucl0g— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 19, 2019