LUCKNOW–Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will seek Japanese investment during his meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will arrive in Varanasi on Saturday.

Akhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh Yadav

Sources said the chief minister was keen to have a one-on-one with 61-year-old Abe and seek investment in infra and other sectors in Uttar Pradesh.

The chief minister and wife Dimple Yadav would be receiving Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Varanasi’s Lal Bahadur Shastri airport.

This would be perhaps for the first time that Dimple Yadav, a Lok Sabha member from Kannauj, would be by her husband’s side in a place other than state capital Lucknow to receive a visiting dignitary.

Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan is overseeing all preparations regarding to the high-profile visit.

More than 7,000 security personnel have been deployed for the visit, an official told IANS.