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After crushing loss, Mayawati resigns

Defeated Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati today met with Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi to offer her resignation from the post of Chief Minister.

Mayawati is expected to continue as the caretaker Chief Minister until the next CM is sworn in. PTI

Mayawati, whose party was trounced by a resurgent Samajwadi Party in the assembly elections, did not show any signs of being upset when she met with with the Governor as she submitted her resignation.

The chief minister, apparently to avoid waiting news persons, chose to arrive from the back door of the Raj Bhawan.

After submitting the resignation letter she was expected to go the BSP party headquarters, meet with party officials and address a press conference, Times Now said.

The Governor is expected to invite the Samajwadi Party to form the government in the state and until then Mayawati is expected to continue as the caretaker Chief Minister.

 

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with inputs from PTI