Akhilesh Yadav to be next CM of UP - Report

Akhilesh Yadav will be the next Chief Minister(CM) of Uttar Pradesh (UP), according to TV reports. Sources say that Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has convinced senior leaders of the party on Akhilesh's candidature. The official announcement will be made after general meeting began 11 am, today at the party office in Lucknow. The official announcement is expected at around 1 PM today. If elected, Akhilesh will be the youngest Chief Minister of the state. Reports also suggest that SP leader Azam khan is likely to be made the Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly while Shivrajpal singh yadav will get important post in cabinet.
Ever since the election results were out, there has been speculation as to who would be the chief minister. A number of newly-elected MLAs want Akhilesh as the new CM, crediting him with the party's change of fortunes with his spirited campaign before and during the elections. The SP got a majority in the 403-member Assembly by winning 224 seats.


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