Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who led the ruling CPM-headed LDF in Kerala to a resounding victory in the April 6 Assembly polls, on Monday resigned from the post, ahead of the new ministry formation.
Pinarayi drove to the Raj Bhavan around noon and submitted his resignation letter to Governor Arif Mohammed Khan.
Pinarayi has been asked to continue as chief minister till the new government is sworn in.
The Governor has signed the order to dissolve the 14th Legislative Assembly.
The CPM will discuss the government formation at a state level secretariat meet summoned on Tuesday. The decision on who will head the various departments will be made at the LDF's state committe meet. The secretariat will decide the date of the meet in Tuesday's meeting.
Several new names are expected to feature in this time's council of ministers.
Scripting history, the LDF retained power in Kerala, bucking the over four decade-long trend of oscillating between Communist and Congress-led fronts alternately.
LDF won 99 of the total 140 seats, while the opposition UDF had to settle for the remaining 41 and BJP drew a blank.