Mulayam Singh’s 38-year-old son, Akhilesh Yadav, has been given the task of reinventing the Samajwadi Party. His mass contact programme has been termed a success and he is trying to steer the party away from the old impression that it relies too much on money and muscle power. In a brief chat with Outlook, Akhilesh spells out his party’s priorities. Excerpts:
How do you hope to hit the magic figure of 203 in the 403-seat assembly in 2012?