Hours after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was detained by the Uttar Pradesh Police, a video of her sweeping a room with a broom has gone viral on social media.

According to Congress leaders, the video is of the room where Priyanka Gandhi has been detained since Monday morning at the Sitapur PAC headquarters.

The room was apparently dirty and Priyanka asked for a broom and cleaned it herself.

Meanwhile, Congress workers slammed the police officials for not even giving a clean room to their leader.

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"Is this their Swachh Bharat? This is our leader who is cleaning the broom without any fuss," IANS reported a Congress leader as saying.

On Sunday, the violence erupted as a group of protesting farmers tried to block Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya from visiting the area.

Mobile internet services were suspended in parts of the violence-hit district, where restrictions under CrPC section 144, which prohibits assembly of four or more people, has also been imposed, according to officials.

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The UP Police took to Twitter early on Monday to describe the incident as "unfortunate" and said eight casualties have been reported till now as per the district administration.

Congress's Priyanka Gandhi, who was on her way to meet the families of the farmers killed, was detained and not allowed to enter Lakhimpur Kheri.