Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has so far staunchly fought off the severe criticism his government has faced for holding a grand festival in his ancestral village Saifai when thousands at relief camps in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar are struggling in the cold. However, a bizarre remark by one of his ministers today has made Mr Yadav's task tougher. Narad Rai, Uttar Pradesh's sports minister, said death cannot be avoided and they occur everywhere, even in palaces.
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