"The lieutenant governor has dissolved the fourth Delhi legislative assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi with effect from December 8, 2013," said an official statement.

"On receipt of the resignation of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, he (Jung) has forwarded it to the President of India," it added.

Dikshit, who resigned from the Chief Minister's post after Congress' drubbing, said her party will analyse what went wrong in the election. "We accept our defeat and we will analyse what went wrong. We respect what the people of Delhi have decided and thank them for supporting us for last 15 years," she said.
    
Her remarks came in the backdrop of her party being routed in the polls. The AAP made a strong debut in the election eating into Congress' votebank in the city while pushing the ruling party to the third position.
    
Born following the civil society movement against corruption by Anna Hazare, AAP made a strong dent into Congress' support base.
    
Dikshit, who led Congress to three successive victories since 1998, faced the ignominy of suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi constituency.

(Agencies)

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