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UP elections: Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav resigns

assembly elections Updated: Mar 11, 2017 18:40 IST
Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav looks on during a press conference in Lucknow on March 7, 2017.(AP)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today tendered his resignation to Governor Ram Naik after his Samjawadi Party’s massive defeat in Assembly polls. The Governor has accepted his 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.

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