Akhilesh lashed out at the Mayawati government for leaving the economy in a "very bad shape" and termed his budget aimed at bringing prosperity in the state.
An industrial policy would be formulated to attract industries, Akhilesh told the Vidhan Sabha today.
Citing the case of states like Uttarakhand and Haryana, he said that he also wanted to bring more employment opportunities for the people but no auto industry has come to UP as the economic situation is not such that they (auto industry) could be attracted with concessions.
Akhilesh also recalled how the SP government led by Mulayam Singh Yadav had brought a sugar policy which led to setting up of several mills, but during the BSP government they were sold.
The chief minister said though the BSP government did not bring a single industry it got the Formula one race organised in the state.
Akhilesh, however, had a word of praise for the BJP led NDA government's road policy as being in "national interest".
Citing figures of the arrears pending which the present government would have to be taken care of, Akhilesh alleged that BSP government had left the exchequer "empty".
Replying to the debate on the budget tabled by him last week, Yadav highlighted the problems related to power, roads and health services among others and blamed the past five years of the BSP rule for it.
Referring to the Opposition BSP's criticism that there had been a cut in the budget for departments related to people welfare, he said it had only been in areas like civil aviation where the earlier government had already spent more than required.
"There is also no budget for memorials and stone structures, and the park that we plan to set up in the name of Janeshwar Misra would be a green one," he said referring to the memorials made by the previous government and made a dig at BSP saying Kanshi Ram Smarak in Lucknow also has many "ashtdhatu" statues of animals.
"Crores have been wasted on these memorials which are lying empty," he said adding that there was also no concern for the environment as thousands of trees were fell for facilitating their construction.
Lucknow: Accusing the previous BSP Government of leaving Uttar Pradesh's exchequer "empty", Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said an industrial policy to attract industries would be formulated.
First Published: Friday, June 08, 2012, 22:15