Washington: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to have highly impressed leaders of Corporate America who think he represents the young population of India who want change and progress.

American business leaders who recently met Yadav in Lucknow got impressed when he asked them what his government needs to do to attract American investment in his state.

"What do we need to do invite American investment to Uttar Pradesh, to out achieve other progressive Indian State," was the question that Yadav asked the delegation of Corporate America, said Ron Somers, president of US Indian Business Council (USIBC).

Highly impressed by Yadav, Somers said the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh "represents the young population of India, who want change and progress".

That new hope, that aspiration for progress would be center of India-US partnership, Somers said at a reception hosted by USIBC in honour of the new US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell.