Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said his party appreciates the efforts of all those fighting to weed out graft and blackmoney from the system, virtually supporting social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Ramdev’s joint fight against corruption and black money.

"We welcome all those who fight against graft and blackmoney, and appreciate their efforts," the Chief Minister said here when asked about Hazare and Ramdev's move to jointly campaign against graft.

On being asked about the status of promises made by the party in its manifesto during elections, Yadav said his government would soon present the state budget in the Assembly and fulfill all the promises.


Asked about his recent meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Yadav said the meeting was "positive" and the Prime Minister had promised all possible help for the development of Uttar Pradesh.

Blaming the previous Mayawati regime for power crisis in the state, Yadav said the BSP government did nothing for improving the power infrastructure and this affected electricity supply across the state.

He said his government will set up new power generating units and will also strengthen the distribution networks.      He said his government is holding the "janta durbar" or people's court to ensure that their grievances reach the government directly.

Plans to reach out to people beyond the state capital are also on anvil for people who could not come to Lucknow for stating their grievances, Yadav said.

JPN/Agencies