Akhilesh, Parserkar Tender Resignation


Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday tendered resignation from the post.

Akhilesh Yadav tendered his resignation to Governor Ram Naik after his Samjawadi Party’s massive defeat in Assembly polls. Parsekar submitted his resignation to Governor Mridula Sinha as results indicated that BJP would fall well short of halfway mark in the 40-member Assembly.

The Governors has accepted Akhilesh’s resignation and has asked him to continue till further arrangements, a Raj Bhawan spokesman said. Soon after accepting defeat at a hurriedly convened press conference, Akhilesh proceeded to Raj Bhawan to put in his papers.

Earlier while addressing media, he had stated that he will review the performace of his party booth-wise to find out the reasons of defeat and stressed that perhaps the people voted for more development.

Parsekar, 60 lost from Madrem constituency to Congress candidate Dayanand Sopte by over 7,000 votes. He had became the chief minister after Manohar Parrikar was moved to the Centre as defence minister in November 2014.