Law and order will be the priority of the new SP government in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister-designate Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said, maintaining that no discrimination will be made on the basis of caste and creed.

Soon after his name was finalised by party legislators and MPs for the post of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. Yadav said honest officers will be appointed in districts and action would be taken against those who show laxity in their job.

The 38-year-old Akhilesh Yadav stressed that no one involved in illegal activities would be spared.

The SP legislative party leader, who would be taking oath as Chief Minister on March 15, said all the promises made in the party manifesto would be fulfilled by the SP government.

About memorials and parks constructed in the BSP regime, Mr. Yadav said that vacant places in memorials might be utilised for opening up of medical or educational institutions.

About the role of party supremo and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mr. Yadav said that he would remain active in national as well as state politics and with his blessing the state government would run.

To a question related to his ministry, Mr. Yadav said, “We will let you know whatever decision is taken. Give me some time”.

Mr. Yadav later met Governor B.L. Joshi with party leaders Mohammad Azam Khan and Shivpal Singh Yadav and informed him about the decision of the party and the date for oath taking ceremony.

The party has already staked claim for forming the government in the state on March 7 when SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav met the Governor with Akhilesh.