New Delhi: Congress general secretary in-charge Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's husband Robert Vadra on Saturday took to Twitter to express his respect for his wife and said "do what is right for the nation" after she was detained in UP for more than 24 hours.
"I have always respected your qualities of compassion, empathy, and sincerity. Today, Priyanka, I respect u more for standing up against atrocities on villagers. U were there to console them when govt refused to listen to wails of the families. Priyanka, do what is right for the nation", Mr. Vadra tweeted.
Ms. Priyanka, who was detained in Varanasi's Narayanpur, neighboring the Mirzapur border, after she was stopped on her way to Sonbhadra to meet the people affected in the recent violence, which claimed 10 lives and injured several others, was released around noon today.
The Congress general secretary met kin, of two victims killed in the violence, who traveled from their village in Sonbhadra district to meet her.
She also announced that Congress party will give 10 lakh each to victims' families and also provide them legal support.
Ms. Priyanka also criticized that the Uttar Pradesh administration did not allow relatives of other victims to meet her or allow her to travel to Sonbhadra.
Earlier Ms. Priyanka said that she will not go back without meeting family members of the victims, and will not apply for bail as she did not commit any crime.
Later Mirzapur District Magistrate said the Congress leader is free and can travel anywhere.
"After illegally detaining Priyankaji for 48 hours, the BJP government does a 'U-turn'. Despite converting Sonbhadra into a police camp, victims walk 70 Kms to meet Priyankaji and narrate the horrific massacre. She assures to fight for justice", tweeted Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.