This Article is From Apr 11, 2012

Akhilesh Yadav impresses Corporate America

Akhilesh Yadav impresses Corporate America
Washington: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to have impressed leaders of Corporate America who think he represents the young population of India who want change and progress.

American business leaders who recently met Akhilesh in Lucknow were impressed when he asked them what his government needs to do to attract American investment in his state.

"What do we need to do invite American investment to Uttar Pradesh, to out achieve other progressive Indian State," was the question that Yadav asked the delegation of Corporate America, said Ron Somers, president of US Indian Business Council (USIBC).

Mr Somers said the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh "represents the young population of India, who want change and progress".

"That new hope, that aspiration for progress would be center of India-US partnership," Somers added at a reception hosted by USIBC in honour of the new US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell.