Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son, Akhilesh, met with
Uttar Pradesh's Governor BL Joshi on Wednesday evening and staked their
claim to form government. Their party had a sweeping majority-224 of the
state's 403 seats- making their task fairly easy.
the oath taking ceremony will take place on March 12 and although Akhilesh
has made it amply clear that ‘Netaji’ will be the Chief Minister,
there is a surging demand for the 39-year-old to be at the helm of
affairs. The party has maintained that the final decision will only be
taken after Holi.
It was his energy and raw appeal among the
youth of the state that helped script the party's success story. Seen
riding his party symbol, the cycle, wearing a red cap, he was very much
the face of the campaign. Many believe that those who voted for the
Samajwadi Party voted for him; and that there will be anger and
disappointment if he does not lead the state.