Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday resigned after the ruling AIADMK lost in the assembly election.
“Palaniswami has sent his resignation from Salem through his secretary. The letter will reach the governor by 1pm,” said a source. The governor office is also making preparatory work for the new government led by DMK’s M K Stalin to take charge.
According to the latest trends from the Election Commission, DMK has already won 81 seats and is leading on 51 in the 234-member assembly.
AIADMK also won 35 seats and is leading on 34 while its ally BJP won three seats and is leading on a seat. Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has won two seats and is leading on two others.
Congress, which is an ally of DMK has won 3 seats and is leading on 13 more. DMK's other allies CPI and CPI (M) have won one seat each and are leading on one seat each and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) has won three and is leading on one seat.