Bengal Gov Narayanan quits

Narayanan thus became the fourth Governor to put in his papers since the NDA govt asked some of them appointed during UPA rule to quit.

By: Express News Service Written by Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay | Kolkata | Updated: July 1, 2014 12:18 am
Governor M L Narayanan seemed rattled by the visit of a CBI team at Raj Bhavan on Friday last. Governor M L Narayanan seemed rattled by the visit of a CBI team at Raj Bhavan on Friday last.

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.

 

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    Bhagwanji Waghela
    Jun 30, 2014 at 3:27 pm
    He should have resigned earlier and saved disgrace.
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    Natarajan
    Jun 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm
    At the time of independence we have 14 or 15 states. Not we have so many states I dont even know. , do we really need one governor for each state? In my opinion we should have just 5 Governors for all of India - one each for North, East, West, South and NE. Appointment should be based on collegium just like Supreme Court Judges so that they are not politically biased and will not act on behalf of one political party or the other. Once appointed, their continuance should not be at the hims whims and fancies of the PM. The best Governor can then be considered for the position of President at a later stage.
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    plain truth
    Jun 30, 2014 at 5:33 pm
    All i can say is NDA is using CBI as effectively as UPA. Some things will never change.
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    namo
    Jul 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm
    Serves him right. He was given enough time to resign
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    Mohanlal Com
    Jun 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm
    These type of sycophants are responsible for India's security loops.
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    Param
    Jun 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    They were instructed by Italian Madam to stay put but now they have to save their own skin..
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