Priyanka Gandhi leaves guesthouse, standoff with UP govt ends

Lucknow: The Congress party said on Saturday that the standoff between Priyanka Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh government has ended.

Priyanka is leaving Chunar guesthouse, where she was staying since Thursday, and heading to Varanasi, Congress leader Ajay Rai said.

Priyanka, the Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East), will be visiting Kashi Vishwanath temple and Kaal Bhairav temple in Varanasi to offer prayers later today.

Earlier, expressing anger over members of the aggrieved families from Sonbhadra being stopped from meeting her, Priyanka said they have come here in ‘great grief’ and should at least be allowed a meeting.

The Congress general secretary’s remarks came after 15 family members of Sonbhadra clash victims were stopped from entering the Chunar guesthouse where she spent a night in detention.

(With Agency Inputs)