President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday appointed Bihar Governor Dr D Y Patil as acting Governor of West Bengal following M K Narayanan’s resignation.
“The President has accepted the resignation of Shri M K Narayanan, as Governor of West Bengal and has appointed Dr D Y Patil, Governor of Bihar, to discharge the functions of the Governor of West Bengal, in addition to his own duties,” a release from Rashtrapati Bhawan said. It said that until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of West Bengal were made, Patil would be in charge.
Narayanan had resigned on June 30 after being prodded by the new NDA government to quit. Narayanan, a former IPS officer and director, Intelligence Bureau and the National Security Adviser, was appointed Governor in January 2010. His tenure was to end on January 15, 2015. Narayanan was recently questioned by CBI as a “witness” in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal probe.