Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday spent the night at a guest house in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur.
Discussions between Priyanka and the government officials failed after she told them that she “wouldn’t leave without meeting” the families.
"Priyanka stated that Braj Bhushan, Varanasi Additional Director General of Police, along with other senior government officials, came to meet her at around 12 am at Chunar Fort, where she was taken after she was stopped earlier on Friday." Priyanka Gandhi in Twitter.
“UP Government sent Varanasi ADG Brish Bhushan, Varanasi Commissioner Deepak Agrawal , DIG Mirzapur to tell me that I should leave without meeting the affected families. They are sitting here since the last one hour. They have not explained why they have taken me in custody, they have also not handed me any papers.” Priyanka Gandhi in Twitter.
She added that according to her lawyers, the arrest was illegal in all ways. “They have passed on the government's message to me that I can't meet the affected families," Priyanka tweeted.
"I told them clearly that I did not come here to break any laws but came only to meet the affected families. I have told them I won't go without meeting the affected families," she said in another tweet.
She also tweeted a video of the senior police officers and top government officials leaving the fort at around 1:15 am after meeting her.