Undert pressure from the NDA government, West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan resigned Monday, months ahead of his scheduled departure in January next year.
Narayanan thus became the fourth Governor to put in his papers since the NDA government asked some of them appointed during UPA rule to quit. Eighty-year-old Narayanan was recently questioned by the CBI as a “witness” in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal probe.
The Governor’s resignation, though expected, caught Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee off-guard. “The Governor was supposed to put in his papers on July 2 and leave Raj Bhavan on July 4. But if he submits his resignation today…I don’t know,” Mamata said.
The next appointment to West Bengal Raj Bhavan is expected to be a political person, according to the BJP sources. Some of the names doing the rounds are those of former UP minister Kesri Nath Tripathy, former Delhi BJP president V K Malhotra and former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh.
- Here’s Why Delhi-NCR Gets Pollution Code On Lines Of Beijing
- PM Modi Is More Interested In TRP Politics Rahul Gandhi At Congress Parliamentary Meet
- Bigg Boss 10 December 1 Review: Priyanka Jagga Succeeds In Her Divide And Rule Strategy
- Kahaani 2 Audience Reaction: Vidya Balan Starrer Thriller Gets Mixed Reviews
- Find Out What PM Modi Said About Demonetisation On LinkedIn
- Row Over West Bengal ”Military Coup” Issue Escalates: Who Said What
- Here’s How Mohammad Kaif Replied To Virender Sehwag’s Birthday Wish On Twitter
- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s Flight Reportedly Had Low Fuel: Here’s What Happened
- Reliance Jio Welcome Offer Extended Till March 31, JioMoney Launched
- Uri Attackers Came From Pakistan, Establishes Digital Data
- Bigg Boss 10 Nov 30 Episode Review: Captaincy Brings Differences In Manoj Punjabi & Manveer Gurjar
- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Official Twitter Handle Hacked
- After Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter Handle, Congress Official Twitter Account Hacked
- 3 Dead As Army Helicopter Crashes In Sukna In West Bengal
- BJP, Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Nagrota Attack: Find Out More