SP govt to focus on maintaining law and order: Akhilesh

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Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, Mar 10: Law and order will be the priority of the new SP government in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister- designate Akhilesh Yadav today said, maintaining that no discrimination will be made on the basis of caste and creed.

Soon after his name was finalised by party legislators and MPs for the post of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav said honest officers will be appointed in districts and action would be taken against those who show laxity in their job.

38-year-old Akhilesh Yadav stressed that no one involved in illegal activities would be spared.

The SP legislative party leader, who would be taking oath as Chief Minister on March 15, said all the promises made in the party manifesto would be fulfilled by the SP government.

About memorials and parks constructed in the BSP regime, Akhilesh said that vacant places in memorials might be utilised for opening up of medical or educational institutions.

About the role of party supremo and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh said that he would remain active in national as well as state politics and with his blessing the state government would run.

To a question related to his ministry, Akhilesh said, "We will let you know whatever decision is taken. Give me some time".

Akhilesh later met Governor BL Joshi with party leaders Mohammad Azam Khan and Shivpal Singh Yadav and informed him about the decision of the party and the date for oath taking ceremony.

The party has already staked claim for forming the government in the state on March 7 when SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav met the Governor with Akhilesh

PTI

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