Mayawati quits as UP chief minister (Lead)

March 7th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj Party Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati resigned Wednesday following the defeat of her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the assembly election.

A day after the Samajwadi Party (SP) won an emphatic mandate of 224 seats in the 403-member house, Mayawati drove down in a convoy to Raj Bhavan where she submitted her resignation to Governor B.L. Joshi.

The BSP managed just 80 seats, far lower than the 206 seats it got in the last assembly elections in 2007.

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