Lucknow: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra remains detained at the PAC guest house in Sitapur, despite the release of other leaders such as Akhilesh Yadav.
According to sources, Priyanka has stated that she will travel to Lakhimpur Kheri as soon as she is permitted to do so to meet with the families of the victims of Sunday’s violence.
A senior official stated that they were awaiting orders from Lucknow before allowing Priyanka to leave.
Another source stated that officials were hesitant to allow Priyanka to travel to Lakhimpur until all of the victims’ bodies were cremated.
The bodies are currently being postmortemed, and the cremation is expected to take place on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, members of Congress from neighbouring districts have begun congregating outside the PAC guest house.
Workers from the Congress Party staged a candle march outside the PAC guest house, shouting slogans in support of Priyanka Gandhi. IANS