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Mulayam defends govt on riots on first visit to Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar: Visiting Muzaffarnagar for the first time since the deadly communal riots seven months ago, ruling SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today reached out to Muslims and claimed Rs 115-crore assistance was given to victims

PTI [ Updated: April 06, 2014 17:51 IST ]
mulayam defends govt on riots on first visit to
mulayam defends govt on riots on first visit to muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar: Visiting Muzaffarnagar for the first time since the deadly communal riots seven months ago, ruling SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today reached out to Muslims and claimed Rs 115-crore assistance was given to victims unlike in Gujarat where “not a single rupee” was spent by Narendra Modi for 2002 riots affected.  


Addressing a rally in the western UP district that will go to polls on April 10, he said that no party would gain majority in the elections.

The Third Front will form government and SP will emerge as the largest party, he said.

With SP government under attack for handling of communal riots that left over 60 people dead and thousands of others homeless, Mulayam claimed the administration had successfully controlled the violence in two days.

“SP government provided an assistance of Rs 115 crore to riot victims. Such a big amount was never distributed as relief to riot victims in the country.

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