New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday vowed to crush communal forces and said the Uttar Pradesh government has given adequate compensation to the "unfortunate" victims of Muzaffarnagar riots unlike the 2002 post-Godhara riots in Narendra Modi-ruled Gujarat.
"We won`t let communal forces succeed or take advantage of the polarisation. We will crush such forces before they rear their heads again," Yadav said addressing a programme to mark his birthday celebrations here at the India International Islamic Centre.
Describing the Muzaffarnagar riots as "unfortunate," Yadav said that the state government has given adequate compensation of Rs 5 lakh per family to rebuild their lives.
"Post Godhra, the Gujarat government had not announced any major compensation. But we have ensured proper compensation to rehabilitate the people," he said.
Yadav, whose party is ruling in UP where his son Akhilesh Yadav is Chief Minister, also claimed that the state government ensured that policemen are recruited from the minority community even as the Central government has "not yet implemented" the recommendations of Sachar Committee in this regard.