Akhilesh Yadav Biography

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Akhilesh Yadav

Late Update – 10 July, 2019


Akhilesh Yadav Political Profile

Akhilesh Yadav, who at the age of 38, is the youngest Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and was sworn into this office in March 2012. Yadav was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kannauj in 2000 and has won the Lok Sabha elections three times, hence leading the campaign to bring back to power the Samajwadi Party in UP in the assembly elections in 2012. However, his tenure as a Chief Minister came into an end in 2017.

Akhilesh Yadav was born to former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his wife Malti Devi in the Etawah District of Uttar Pradesh. Yadav completed his schooling in Rajasthan and obtained a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Mysore and then went on to get a degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Sydney.

Yadav has been given credit for changing the image of the Samajwadi Party and introduce modern elements in their election campaign. Akhilesh Yadav campaigned greatly by conducting cycle rallies across the state, including a Rath Yatra which was immensely successful in bringing out young voters and people from all communities to the front. As a result of this, in the 2012 UP Assembly Polls, the Samjwadi Party won 224 seats out of the total 403. He was also instrumental in increasing the party’s 97 seats in the Vidhan Sabha to 224.

Akhilesh Yadav is married to Dimple Yadav and they have three children.