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Karunanidhi resigns as Tamil Nadu chief minister

india Updated: May 13, 2011 19:34 IST
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Facing a rout in the assembly polls with his bitter political foe AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa storming back to power, Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi on Friday submitted the resignation of his ministry.

Conceding defeat without waiting for the final tally, Karunanidhi submitted the resignation of council of ministers as trends showed that the AIADMK-led front was poised for a landslide win.

Governor SS Barnala accepted the resignation of Karunanidhi and his council of ministers (with effect) from this afternoon, a Raj Bhavan communique said.

The Governor has requested Karunanidhi and the present Council of Ministers to function until alternative arrangements were made, it said.