Akhilesh Yadav, three-time MP from Kanauj will new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh now. Akhilesh, the parliamentarian son of SP chief and former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, is to be sworn in March 15. Mulayam’s brother Shivpal Singh Yadav was opposing Akhilesh as chief minister, but he was later convinced by the former chief minister.
Earlier, senior SP leader Azam Khan proposed Akhilesh Yadav’s name as chief minister of UP at the legislative board meeting in Lucknow. Akhilesh’s uncle Shivpal Yadav seconded the proposal, after which the former bowed to his father and touched his feet. Later, most of the Samajwadi Party leaders endorsed the proposal.