"People from other states should not tell how Ganga would get purified. It does not flow in Gujarat. It flows from the mountains in Uttarakhand and converges in the Bay of Bengal," Akhilesh said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Lucknow.
The Uttarakhand CM said that the Planning Commission should chalk out a plan for the cleaning of Ganga in consultation with groups involved and added that work was already being done in this direction.
A committee under the Prime Minister has been constituted for the cleaning of the Ganga, he said.
"Ganga would not get purified in the day," the CM said.
Citing example of the cleaning of Sabarmati river in Gujarat, Modi on Friday had said that if Sabarmati could be cleaned why not Ganga. He was speaking at a public meeting in Varanasi.
"Prime Minister should give an account on how, when and what has been done for the purification of river Ganga. Thousands of crores of rupees have been spent on a number of schemes for this, but the condition of the river has deteriorated," Modi had said.
Talking about the river, Akhilesh further said that the water has the unique quality of purifying itself.
“During Maha Kumbh in Allahabad, saints and seers get clear water,” he said.
"They (Modi) don't meet the saints and seers, otherwise they would have told him about that," he said.
About the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Akhilesh said that it’s upto the people to decide who would be the next Prime Minister.
"Communal forces are active and they have made lot of preparations. UP and SP will stop such forces," he said.


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