Muzaffarnagar,Apr 6 UNI | 4 months ago

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today expressed his ' regret' on the Muzaffarnagar riots and said it was an 'unfortunate' incident.

"I express my regret on the Muzaffarnagar riots which can be termed as an unfortunate but Uttar Pradesh government has done whatever they could to provide compensation to the victims," he said.

Mr Yadav, while addressing an election meeting here today, said never in the past any government has given such huge compensation including government jobs to the family of the victims.

" There were more deaths in Gujarat riots or riots in Moradabad and other places of the country. But can Mr Modi or Congress can claim that they have given compensation to the victims," he said.

This was the first visit of Mulayam Singh Yadav in the riot hit Muzaffarngar after the last years violence in which 66 people lost their lives and 50,000 were rendered homeless.

Claiming that a third front government will come to power at the Centre after the elections, Mr Yadav made it clear that the PM candidate would be chosen from that party which wins the maximum seats.

"BJP and Congress will not get absolute majority hence parties like TMC of West Bengal, BJD of Orrisa and other such regional parties will win more seats than BJP and Congress and hence they will unite and form a Third front government with support from the Samajwadi Party," he added. He appealed to the people to support the SP candidate so that UP can lead the country in the Third Front government.

(Posted on 06-04-2014)