Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday blamed the previous Mayawati government for power crisis in the state and assured to make all required arrangement.

"Power crisis has not been created by us...it is due to the previous government," he told reporters here.

He said his government has taken several steps in the last three months to improve the situation.

"There were irregularities in purchase of transformers. In place of good quality transformers, those of poor quality were purchased by the previous BSP government. In Gorakhpur alone, 700 transformers got damaged in three months only," Yadav said.

"Action has been taken against officials and firms responsible for supply of poor quality transformers and more action will follow," he said. The CM said new power plants would be set up in the state.

Hitting out at the Mayawati-government, he said, "The previous government left a loss of Rs 25,000 crore in power department. Situation was so that the banks were not ready to give loan to the government. Somehow the banks have started giving loan again...so all the ills of the previous regime have to be removed."

(Agencies)

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