"The government would deal strictly with all those who have tried to create communal chasm and harm the atmosphere of Muzaffarnagar and Uttar Pradesh," Yadav told reporters after the state cabinet meeting.
"It would be our efforts that the communal amity is strengthened and no new incidents are allowed to take place in areas where situation has been brought under control," he said.
Yadav assured that efforts were being made by the government, security personnel and officers to ensure that the communal hatred is not allowed to spread.
"We will rehabilitate those affected by riots. The situation is under control. There has been no incident since last night. Arrests are still being made. A total of 162 people have been arrested and 32 are confirmed dead," he said.
His reassurances came as the state unit of the Congress launched an attack on the Samajwadi Party (SP) government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well, calling for Yadav to step down.
Congress state chief Madhusudan Mistry said that the BJP and SP have conspired to ignite this riot, adding, "We are seeing a repeat of Gujarat here."
--IBNS (Posted on 10-09-2013)