Akhilesh Yadav's government was heavily criticised after it spent Rs 20 crore for the event, while Muzaffarnagar riot victims continued to suffer in relief camps, braving the harsh weather conditions.
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas too slammed the Samajwadi Party and said that while 32 children have died in Muzaffarnagar, senior party leaders were watching performances by Russian dancers. Vishwas alleged that both the Congress and the BJP were mute spectators as they might need support to form the government.
The event saw Bollywood biggies like Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhat and Madhuri Dixit perform. Celebrities were flown in chartered flights that were rented out by SP specially for this occassion. SP leaders were seen attending the event, while the media was not allowed to cover it citing copyright issues.