Sonbhadra Carnage has become Priyanka VS Yogi battle

Priyanka Gandhi on DharnaPhoto Credit: Twitter Congress

Lucknow It seems that Sonbhadra Carnage has become Priyanka VS Yogi battle now as no one is leaving any stone unturned to politicize the issue.

Priyanka was one of the first opposition leaders to express her dismay at the killing of 10 persons in Sonebhadra over a land dispute on Wednesday through a tweet.

Priyanka’s decision to go to Sonebhadra within 48 hours of the incident is a clear indication that she is ready to battle for her party’s revival in the state and will not let the leadership crisis in the Congress make her wait and watch like others.

The Congress is the first party that reached out to Sonebhadra victims while the Samajwadi Party followed a few hours later.

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The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have not gone beyond issuing press statements, condemning the incident.

Yogi Adityanath has sensed trouble and blamed the Congress for the land dispute that led to the carnage. His contention was that since the dispute began way back in 1955 when the Congress was in power, the party was to blame for what happened in Sonbhadra.

Adityanath also ordered the detention of Priyanka even though she had agreed to go to Sonebhadra with only four persons, without violating the prohibitory orders in the affected district.

Priyanka’s detention in the Chunar Guest House instantly mobilised Congress workers across the state as she refused to return without meeting the Sonebhadra victims.

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted against Priyanka Gandhi’s detention

Protests were reported from Ballia, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Kanpur, Kannauj, Sitapur, Lucknow, Allahabad and several other districts where Congress workers staged demonstrations and burnt effigies of Chief Minister Adityanath. Almost all of these protests were spontaneous and leaderless to an extent.

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has also given a call for demonstrations and protests across the country.