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Muzaffarnagar riots: Mulayam,Akhilesh blame communal forces; DG accepts lapses

The SP supremo said power of the govt is supreme and communal forces will be crushed.

Written by PTI | Lucknow |
Updated: March 12, 2014 4:43:54 pm

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said the violence in Muzaffarnagar district was a handiwork of communal forces and the Uttar Pradesh government is trying to maintain harmony among the people of the state.

Speaking at a party function at Lucknow,Yadav assured that the government is doing its best to maintain amity and those forces involved in vitiating atmosphere in the state will be crushed.

Taking note of fresh clashes that took place in Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday night,in which four persons were killed,he said the power of the government was ‘supreme’ and it would crush those forces vitiating atmosphere if they went beyond control.

Highlighting the work done by Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav,the SP supremo said Rs 90 crores had already been given to the

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affected areas for construction of houses for the victims.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also cautioned that some people will try to exploit the situation to their advantage ahead of elections.

“Nobody is above the law. Stern action would be taken against guilty. As elections are near,there are several forces which may attempt to exploit the situation to their advantage,” he said.

The Uttar Pradesh police chief admitted to lapses on the part of police even as paramilitary forces patrolled sensitive areas.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav,who came under all round attack on his government’s handling of the previous bout of communal violence here in September that killed 62 people,said those responsible will be brought to justice and that law will take its own course.

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