In an attempt to connect with commoners, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday held a people's court at his office in Lucknow to listen to the grievances of public of the north Indian state.
Large number of people including women were seen queuing up in front of Yadav´s office to meet the Chief Minister.
Yadav is likely to host the people´s court every Wednesday for at least two hours when he will interact with the public and address their grievances.
"This is a system that is good for democracy. He listened to our problems today. It was really nice," one visitor said.
Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government received immense criticisms for not connecting with commoners during their tenure in the past five years.
Yadav was the star of the 2012 assembly polls having led a 224 seat victory of the SP in the 403 member assembly, ousting the Mayawati government and also negating the effect of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the state.