Uttar Pradesh

Advent of Akhilesh

Print edition : November 25, 2016

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav begins the Samajwadi Party's Vikas Rath Yatra in Lucknow on November 3. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Akhilesh with his father and S.P. chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav (centre) at the launch of the yatra. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

A crowd of supporters of Akhilesh at the launch of the rath yatra. Photo: PTI

Amar Singh, S.P. general secretary. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

The emergence of the “Akhilesh factor” in the political space in Uttar Pradesh and the surge in the 43-year-old Chief Minister’s stock within the Samajwadi Party have forced other major political players to reorient their electoral strategies.
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