Priyanka in Sonebhadra to Fulfil Pledge to Victims

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Priyanka on Tuesday arrived at Varanasi to visit Ubbha village in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonebhadra district, where 10 people died last month in a caste carnage. — IANS

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VARANASI — Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday arrived here to visit Ubbha village in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonebhadra district where 10 people were killed last month in caste violence.

Priyanka is visiting Sonebhadra to fulfil her pledge to victims which she made in her last visit when she was detained in a guest house in Chunar.

Last month, Gandhi tried to reach the Ubbha village but was detained at the borders of Mirzapur district. She was detained for over 24 hours at the Chunar Fort where members of the tribal community walked for almost 70 km and met her.

In a tweet Congress leader said:

“The victim families had come to meet me at the Chunar fort and I had promised them I shall come to their village. Today I am going to meet the children, brothers, and sisters of the Ubbha village to listen to them and share their plight.”

According to Congress leaders, Gandhi will interact with the family members of the Gond community who died in the violence over a land dispute.

Priyanka on Tuesday spent over an hour talking to the local people. She sought information about the lack of development in the region and assured them that the Congress would always stand by them. She also met the persons injured in the incident.

Security had been beefed up in the area in view of the Congress leader’s visit.

Ten people were killed and two dozen injured when armed men, led by the village head had clashed with members of the local Gond tribe in an attempt to take possession of a disputed plot of land.

(With inputs from IANS)

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