Today is the birthday of Akhilesh Yadav, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state which is home to Taj Mahal and 220 million lives.
Akhilesh is the national president of Samajwadi Party, Asia’s largest socialist party.
For a biographical subject after Imran Khan, Mulayam Singh, I am proud to have chosen the social and political stories of country’s charismatic socialist leader and a visionary figure who has become a heartthrob for the current generation of youngsters and hope to tens of millions of people of all ages.
The Tipu Story is the biography of the leader. Hindi edition, concise version, is published and full length English edition of the book is awaiting the publication.
True socialism is the mission of the young gentleman politician, the son of famous father, Mulayam Singh, patron of the party, socialist Patriarch, three times Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the most popular ex defence minister of India.
Very few leaders in India have been working to improve the situation of masses. Akhilesh is one of them. His socialist movement is for the many, young,farmer, labourer, women and traders, not just few like the rival political party.
His tenure as CM of UP, by all accounts, was symbolic of inclusive development agenda. The narrative of people’s welfare was all too evident in his giant infrastructure and technology projects.
Unlike Modi who is being criticised today for his right wing populism and rhetorical politics, Akhilesh has achieved mass adulation by the virtue of transforming the grammar of politics through ‘Good Action’ and ‘Noble Thought.’
Happy birthday, dear brother.