Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah submitted his resignation to Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday.
Omar's National Conference won 17 seats, including two independents from Zanskar and Udhampur supported by his party in J&K elections.
Commenting on his party's stand over government formation in the state, Omar said, "the onus of government formation lies primarly on BJP and PDP. We are quitely waiting to watch what happens."
The 44-year-old Omar recalled his previous election and said that he was very nervous a day before counting in 2008.
"6 years ago I was nervous as hell the night before counting, this time I'm strangely calm. What will be will be & I'll be a happy person," he said.
J&K on Tuesday returned a highly-fractured verdict in which the PDP emerged the single largest party throwing up different possibilities in government formation while the BJP stormed to power with an ally in Jharkhand giving it the first stable government.
With 28 seats, the PDP was in a pole position to form the government but the party appeared to be keeping all options open like the BJP which has won 25 seats, all in the Jammu region, recording its best performance in the state.
The National Conference suffered a defeat when it secured only 15 seats against 28 it had won in the last elections.