Reacting to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's visit to relief camps and homes of the victims in Muzaffarnagar, the Chief Minister said, "We are ready to work on suggestions if they want to give one. If they want to play politics it is up to them."
"We will act on suggestions on rehabilitation of victims, if any, of the Congress or any other political party," he told reporters in Lucknow.
On being asked whether Rahul's visit to meet riot-hit victims is an attempt to derive political mileage, Akhilesh said "I will not make political allegations. It is up to you (media) to analyze. You might know better."
He said that the state government had given Rs five lakh to the victims for their rehabilitation, adding as their houses were burnt and near and dear ones were killed, they did not want to leave relief camps.
Earlier, at a function to felicitate him on the success of the polio eradication programme in the state, the Chief Minister said that a political disease was spreading in the state and that needed to be checked.
"A political disease is spreading in the state. I do not know from where it has come. We need to check it," he said in an obvious reference to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's poll campaign in the state.
"It is a challenge to thwart communal forces in the state," he said.


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