We inherited Rs 25 thousand cr power dues from BSP: Akhilesh

Hamirpur, PTI | Updated : 18 June 2013, 05:26 PM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday blamed the previous BSP government for the state's power crisis, claiming the state inherited power dues to the tune of Rs 25 thousand crore.

"The power crisis witnessed in the state is due to the previous BSP government. We have inherited dues of Rs 25 thousand crore on the power department from the previous government due to which, we are facing some problems.

We will ensure that power scenario improves," Yadav said. The Chief Minister was here to distribute laptops to 12th pass students at a programme in which 7,439 students were given laptops.

Laptop was need of the hour for students to remain in touch with the latest world developments, he said. "The youth power should be given due respect and privilegeas without it development of any country is not possible", he added. 

First Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 05:24 PM
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