Here are the highlights of what Akhilesh Yadav said moments after his party formally decided that he will lead the new government in UP.
- I want to thank the people of UP for giving Samajwadi Party the opportunity to form a government
- Azam Khan and Shivpal Yadav moved the resolution and all the legislators supported the resolution
- Ram Gopal Yadav conducted the proceedings
- I reiterate that the Samajwadi Party will keep all the promises it made in its manifesto
- We will take steps to ensure law and order is maintained
- Netaji will remain in the political scene - both in UP and at the Centre. We will move forward with his blessings