Akhilesh Yadav to take oath as Uttar Pradesh CM today

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav is set to take oath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday for the first time, after his party gained absolute majority by winning 224 seats in the 403-member Assembly. Akhilesh, 38, will be the state's youngest chief minister and his Cabinet is likely to be a mix of youth and experience. He, however, will have his task cut out fulfilling the long list of promises made by his party in its poll manifesto. Samajwadi Party had announced a slew of poll sops, including providing laptops to intermediate pass students, tablet computers to high-school pass outs, allowance to unemployed youths, free treatment to patients suffering from serious ailments and loan waivers for farmers.
Akhilesh will also have to take a call on constituting a commission for taking legal opinion on providing reservation to Muslims and implementing recommendations of the Ranganath Mishra Commission and the Sachar Committee. The SP leader has said improving law and order situation and rooting out corruption in the state are among his top priorities.


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