Three lessons that political leaders can learn from UPCM Akhilesh before UP Elections 2017
The rise of Akhilesh Yadav, as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, offers some leadership lessons for other leaders to learn. Political analysts say his efforts to connect with voters and to embrace new ideas for his party has always projected him as a strong leader. Clean image, progressive thinking, hard work, youth Energy are very few of the infinite great qualities which define him as a person. Although lot of people are of opinion that he has inherited the power and prestige from his ancestors but the fact is that only due to his hard work and perseverance he has become peoples favourite. Get us have a look at the lessons which every politician must learn from him.
1.How to develop a better and closer connect with people
As a leader, it’s important that your people know you are approachable. When people feel that their leader is listening to them, “it gives them a sense of ownership and belonginess. With a humongous digital presence, ranging from social media portals to apps, Akhilesh Yadav knows exactly how to loop in the enigmatic people of Uttar Pradesh. His social media presence has ensured prompt responses and solutions for queries posted to the Chief Minister’s twitter handle. The people can actually share their genuine feelings, their genuine concerns, and ideas. His readiness has shown results and helped many. He has improved the quality of governance through various e-Governance initiatives in the State. Uttar Pradesh has been recently honoured with special award for excellent work done in the field of e-Governance. He plays an effective role in bringing the UP Police active on different social media platforms and also equipping the UP Police with technologically advanced equipment. All these digital initiatives by UPCM has developed direct channel of communication with public.
2. How to work towards fulfilling promises made during elections
A political party’s manifesto is akin to a proposal or a promise that a party makes to the people. A leader’s task doesn’t end at making promises. “If you don’t fulfill them, you will lose your credibility When leaders prepare their vision, they need to keep their people’s personal goals and aspirations in minds. In his campaign, Mr. Yadav made proposals for both the young and the old. His journey on cycle so far has been a successful and rewarding one. His government has fulfilled most of its poll promises and remaining have been started and are under progress. Be it Agra Lucknow express way which will stretch to a length of 302 km having six lanes to make the ride easier for everyone or the 108 and 102 ambulance service which will become the country biggest ambulance service. Initiatives like providing money for female education have done wonders to bring the girls of our straight forward in all the fields be it job or providing employment to others as well. His government worked to economically support the farmers through the various schemes, like setting up mandis, kisan bazaars, adding value to their products, or support dairy and fish farming. Several decisions were taken in the interests of the farmers, including loan wavier, kisan credit card , free irrigation and Lohia Gram Awas Yojana . Infrastructure development includes four-lane highways linking 44 district headquarters, the Lucknow metro being supervised by the redoubtable E. Sreedharan, Four other metro networks are being planned in Kanpur, Meerut, Allahabad and Varansi , IT City in Chak Ganjaria on the outskirts of the state capital in which Shiv Nadar’s HCL is the primary partner, and a cancer hospital in Lucknow with top-of-the-line facilities, an international cricket stadium.
The projects are making an impact, with the state’s GDP growth (at market prices) rising to 6.2 per cent in 2014-15 from 4.9 per cent in 2013-14, according to government data. Foreign investment is increasing too, but the 66 per cent agrarian state still lags behind in education, housing and healthcare in rural areas. For example, infant mortality rate, according to 2013 data, was 50 per 1,000 births against the national average of 40. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav (April 2012-January 2016), the state marked total private investment worth over Rs 25,081 crore.
His government has distributed 17 lakh free laptops, 45 lakh families have been benefitted with Samajwadi Pension Scheme. The production rates of milk and foodgrains has improved greatly. 15 companies have signed MOUs directly with the state government to establish their footprint in the state which was a proof of the returning faith of the industrial world in Uttar Pradesh.
3. How to take risks and be open to new ideas
Akhilesh Yadav took some radical steps to change the image of the Samajwadi Party. He revamped its manifesto and announced that they would provide laptops and computers to students , something which the party was previously against. Akhilesh Yadav is always open to take new challenges. He acquired nearly 3,000 hectares of fertile, multi-cropped land for its six-lane Agra-Lucknow greenfield expressway project without a murmur of dissent.
At a time when farmer groups were registering their protests against the alleged dilution of the consent clause in the NDA government’s land ordinance, 30,074 farmers in UP were giving up fertile tracts of the Indo-Gangetic plain, willingly, and, in many cases, in record time. Instead of acquiring land as is usually done, it was decided to purchase land from farmers through a mutual agreement. To make the transaction more lucrative, land owners were offered four times the circle rates (CR) in rural areas, and twice the CR in urban parts, as purchase cost. More significantly, at a time when the land acquisition legislation remains a controversial, hot button issue, UP has charted its own course with the expressway.
These are the three major lessons that every politician or a leader can learn from our DigitalCM . We also wish him good luck for his Vikas Rath Yatra – Vikas se Vijay ki Ore.