Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday, 21 July, took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after he visited Sonbhadra where 10 Gond tribals were shot dead over a land dispute four days ago, saying "acknowledging one's duty is good".
CM Adityanath, after meeting the families of the victims, alleged that the incident was a political conspiracy by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party. He also said that the responsible police officials have been suspended.
- The Sonbhadra incident saw 10 people killed in a shootout over a land dispute in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday
- Priyanka Gandhi met the families of the victims in a guesthouse in Mirzapur after she was detained on her way to Sonbhadra on Friday
- While the main accused and 29 others have been arrested, a sub-divisional magistrate and four other officials have been suspended
- Adityanath has held the policies of the previous Congress regime responsible for the incident
SP Denies Yogi Adityanath's Charge That Accused in Sonbhadra Clash Is Party Member
Hitting out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for claiming that the main accused in the Sonbhadra clash was an SP member, the opposition party on Sunday, 21 July said the CM was levelling allegations against it only to hide his failures.
Talking to PTI, Samajwadi Party (SP) spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary denied the charge that the main accused in the clash over a land dispute that claimed the lives of 10 Gond tribals on Wednesday had any connection with his party.
"Yogi Adityanath is trying to hide his failures by indulging in such useless talks. How can the BJP shrug off the responsibility as regards the crime committed in Sonbhadra? Law and order and the safety and security of people are the responsibilities of the state government," he said.
Acknowledging One's Duty Is Good: Priyanka on Adityanath's Sonbhadra Visit
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after he visited Sonbhadra where 10 Gond tribals were shot dead over a land dispute four days ago, saying "acknowledging one's duty is good".
She said the UP government has acted only after the Congress came out in strong support of the tribals.
In a tweet on Sunday, she said, "I welcome UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to Sonbhadra. Standing with the affected people is the duty of the government. Acknowledging one's duty is good." "Umbha has been awaiting justice since a very long time. Hope the affected people of Umbha will get justice and their five demands will be fulfilled," she added.
After Adityanath's visit to Sonbhadra, the Congress general secretary in another tweet said, "Only when thousands of Congress workers and justice-loving people extended their support to the affected families of Umbha, then the Uttar Pradesh government felt that some serious incident has taken place. All the announcements, which have been made today, must be implemented at the earliest." She said the tribals should get the ownership of land and most importantly the people of the village should get security.
Responsible Police Officials Have Been Suspended, Incident a Political Conspiracy: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who visited the families of the Sonbhadra firing victims on Sunday, 21 July, alleged that the incident was a political conspiracy by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party. He also said that the responsible police officials have been suspended.
“Ordered the suspension of policemen responsible. A compensation of Rs 18.5 lakh will be given to the bereaved families and Rs 2.5 lakh will be given to the injured.”UP CM Yogi Adityanath
'What Priyanka Gandhi Did Wasn't Wrong', Says Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee supported Priyanka Gandhi for meeting the families of Sonbhadra shoot-out victims and said, “When communal riots happen in Bengal, BJP sends their delegation. They insistently enter affected places, they don’t listen to us but TMC delegation was stopped (in UP). I believe rules should be followed, what Priyanka Gandhi Vadra did wasn't wrong.”