Akhilesh Yadav meets Governor, resigns

Lucknow: After his Samajwadi Party's poll drubbing, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday met Governor Ram Naik and submitted his resignation.

Akhilesh Yadav met the Governor at the Raj Bhawan and was asked to continue as caretaker Chief Minister till the next government is sworn in, officials said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party swept the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, defeating the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance.