|Mr. Akhilesh Yadev, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh|
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It was Feb 2012, Legislative Assembly elections were approaching in Uttar Pradesh, the largest and most populated state of India. People were annoyed with the ruling Party Bahujan Samaj Party, headed by 'Behen' Mayawati was busy constructing parks and memorials with her larger than life statues, wasting thousands of crores of public money. Believe me you, after spending so much of money on Dalit Politics the only Dalit who got benefit was 'behenji' herself.
Amidst all this dilemma there was one name which was catching eyeballs of d common youth.That name was Akhilesh Yadav, son of a seasoned politician and head of Samajwadi Party, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav. He was perceived as young politician who would lead Uttar Pradesh to the roads of development.
This situation converted into clear mandate for Akhilesh yadav and as expected he became the Chief Minister of the largest state of India and the youngest till date.
The first decision he took as sitting Chief Minister was that all the MLA's can by a car worth Rs 25 lakh from the quota. Sounds absurd! But true.This decision evoked a major criticism from all corners and was finally roll back.
Though he was the chief minister but he had no control over his own cabinet ministers and his party members.
His Populist schemes like free laptops failed because the state was still struggling for the basics like electricity. So for many the laptop was of no use and they sold it off.
The law and order condition started getting worst day by day and 'Gundaraj' started again. And with no clear government policies, state couldn't witness any major investment.
Migration of youths to other states for better prospects and opportunities continued. Noida d biggest investment destination of U.P was turning into an residential area with few takers.
Stories of land grabbing became and fights by his party men on toll plazas became a daily news.
And the Muslim appeasement Politics continued. Remember how an enthusiastic I A S officer Mrs. Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended just because she abandoned the wall of an illegal mosque building.
Dadri lynching case were the victim being minority were awarded with Rs. 65 lakhs and 4 flats in Noida.
All in all Akhilseh Yadev failed miserably as Chief Minister.
Elections of 2017 state assembly is approaching and youth are not ready buy his latest technique of 'makeup' i.e Giving BIG Ads in newspapers and hoardings all around the state.
This is just the overview and we will have detailed analysis on 'Fall, Rise and Fall of Akhilesh Yadev" series.
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