Panaji: A day ahead of being sworn in as union minister, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Saturday resigned from office.
He faxed his resignation to Governor Mridula Sinha.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also expected to announce a new chief minister for Goa after a meeting of party legislators in the evening.
BJP general secretary J.P. Nadda said the announcement will be made at 4 p.m.
"The parliamentary board meeting discussed Goa legislative assembly leadership and the Rajya Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh. The decision will be announced at 4 p.m. today (Saturday)," Nadda told reporters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi and did not attend the meeting.