"Manmohan Singh has gone to Muzaffarnagar... it is good... elections are near so he should do this," Khan told reporters here.
He said if the PM is so concerned about communal riots, then he should have also visited other areas like Faizabad, Mathura and Bareilly, where riots have taken place in the past.
He also defended the state government over the handling of the situation and said it has followed law so far, which helped in stopping the riots.
"We have followed the law so far and will continue doing so. It is the law that has stopped the violence in Muzaffarnagar."
Khan alleged that the riots in Muzaffarnagar were triggered by fascist forces which operate under the cover of secularism.
"Fascists in the country were bothered by the fact that the Samajwadi Party is peacefully in power in UP," Khan told reporters.
"Whatever happened there was bad and we condemn it. WE will take strict action against the perpetrators," he said.
Khan reportedly skipped a crucial national executive party meeting in Agra last week and his absence was speculated as a registration of protest over the Muzaffarnagar riots that have killed at least 44 people.
NDTV citing sources even reported that Khan had told supporters that he blames the state government for failing to prevent the riots despite myriad warning signs.
However, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had denied all reports of rifts within the party and said Khan could never be upset with him.
--IBNS (Posted on 17-09-2013)