March 11, 2012,
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|UP set to get youngest CM
Mulayam heir Akhilesh Yadav, 38, to take over reins on March 15; says priority law & order
Lucknow, March 10
|Decks were cleared today for the youngest Chief Minister of the most populous state to take oath of office on Thursday (March 15). Akhilesh Yadav (38), who scripted Samajwadi party�s spectacular electoral victory in Uttar Pradesh, was today unanimously elected the leader of the SP Legislature Party.
Samajwadi Party Legislature Party leader Akhilesh Yadav (C) coming out of Raj Bhawan in Lucknow.
| Nation page: 1 killed, 5 injured in fresh UP violence
take ministers only on merit: Badal
Parkash Singh Badal, who will take
over next week as the Chief Minister of Punjab for a record fifth time,
today lamented the lack of cooperation from the Centre. In an interview
with Raj Chengappa, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group of Newspapers,
he claimed that he already had a blueprint for the all-round development
of the state.
Interview: Parkash Singh
have got a blueprint to tackle State�s problems�
The SAD-BJP combine made
history by winning the Assembly polls beating the anti-incumbency
sentiment that prevailed in the state. Now, Parkash Singh Badal is
all set to be sworn in for a historic fifth term as Chief
Minister. In Chandigarh, Badal spoke exclusively to Raj
Chengappa, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group of Newspapers,
on the reasons for the victory and his plans for the state.