Even as graft charges are levelled against some of his Ministers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has pointed the finger at the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) regime. “Some ministers of the previous regime are still missing,” he said in reference to their alleged involvement in scams. These people had gone underground and have refused to respond to the summons of investigating agencies.

“The people of the State should ensure that it [BSP] is not returned to power,” he said.

Mr. Yadav said steps were being taken to bring about a qualitative change in the State, with emphasis on efficient working of the government departments.

CCTV control room, soon

Talking to reporters at the launch of computerisation and modernisation programme of sub-registrar offices at his residence on Sunday, Mr. Yadav said a CCTV control room would soon be set up for installing cameras at vantage positions.

“Persons committing theft and dacoits have been nabbed with the help of CCTV cameras. These have proved to be an effective medium in keeping a vigil.”

The Chief Minister said the system of e-stamping, with respect to registry documents involving huge sums of money, would be introduced next year. There would be a common website for all government departments.