Cong suggestions to help riot victims welcome, says Akhilesh
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Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Sunday said his government would welcome suggestions to help the riot victims living in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar return home but would not allow anybody to play politics with the victims.
"If someone, even from Congress, has gone to visit the camps and has any suggestions for helping the people at the relief camp, they are most welcome. The government wants to help the riot victims," Akhilesh Yadav said in Lucknow.
His reaction came in reply to comments made by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi that the condition of the relief camps was very poor. Rahul Gandhi, earlier in the day, made an announced visit to the camps for the riot hit in Muzaffarnagar and met the families living there.
Akhilesh said his government has tried to extend every possible help to the riot victims and best of facilities were arranged at the camps in Muzaffarnagar. He said the winter has settled in and is posing problems at the relief camps. The government would welcome any suggestion from anyone to help those living in the camps, he said.
Asked whether Congress vice-president was indulging in politics by visiting the relief camps, Akhilesh said, "I would not like to blame anyone or make any political comments on the issue."
The CM said that the state government has already formed a committee to investigate the death of children at the relief camp due to cold.
He said the riot victims who had seen their near and dear ones die and their houses destroyed in the riots are afraid and do not want to return to their homes.
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