Lucknow: The suspense over who will be the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh came to an end today as the Samajwadi Party officially announced Akhilesh Yadav, son of Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, where the Samajwadi Party won a spectacular majority in the assembly elections.
The decision was reached at a meeting of the SP legislature party where senior party leader Mohammad Azam Khan proposed the name of Akhilesh as the leader.
With this Akhilesh (38) has become the youngest Chief Minister of the State.
Earlier, suspense over the Chief Ministerial candidate from Samajwadi Party persisted, with Mulayam Singh Yadav keeping all options open on whether he would become the Chief Minister for the fourth time or will hand over the mantle to his son Akhilesh.
Apart from this initially Mulayam’s brother Shivpal Singh Yadav was opposing Akhilesh as Chief Minister, but he was later convinced by the former Chief Minister.
It must be noted that the credit for the landslide win of the Samajwadi Party and the routing of Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has been unanimously given to a rigorous campaign by Akhilesh across the State.