The Congress on Friday condemned the Uttar Pradesh government for detaining its leader Priyanka Gandhi when she was going to meet the kin of those killed in caste violence in Sonebhadra district.
Eleven members of the Gond community were killed allegedly by Gujjars over a land dispute on July 17.
Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal said in a statement that Priyanka Gandhi had raised her voice against the alarming rise in crime in Uttar Pradesh since BJP leader Yogi Adityanath took charge.
“This arrogant and assumptive attitude of the UP government is out of their fear of being exposed for their failure to stop the criminal activities in the state. Instead of reaching out to families of the victims, the government is trying to prevent opposition leaders only to hide the truth from the public,” said Venugopal.