Speaking at a book release function at the Aishbagh Eidgah, Yadav said that his government will work for the minority community. His statement comes a day after his father and Samajwadi Party national chief Mulayam Singh Yadav vovwed to continue paying special attention for the upliftment of the minority community, irespective of what his detractors said.
Akhilesh also pointed out to his government's successful welfare schemes, which were now being replicated in the other states too.
Yadav said: "The Samajwadi Party has always been doing its best for the upliftment of Muslims. We are looking for ways of providing employment to the community, within the legal framework."
Yadav: SP has always been doing its best for the upliftment of Muslims
Keeping the recent communal riots in mind, he said that despite a big challenge from the communal forces, his government will bring the guilty to book.
Just before Yadav's speech, additional advocate general Zafaryab Jilani cautioned Yadav. "The current situation in the state is similar to what your father had faced in the 1990s, during the Babri Masjid demolition days. You have to steer the citizens out of this crisis as your father did and we are hopeful you will prove your secular credentials in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The recent Muzaffarnagar riots was one of the worst that the region had experienced claiming 50 lives and injuring many.