Refraining from commenting on the resignation of state Governor M K Narayanan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that Narayanan was officially leaving on July 4. “As far as I know he is officially leaving on July 4,”
Banerjee told reporters.
Union home ministry sources said that the Governor had tendered his resignation.
Asked to react on the circumstances under which Narayanan resigned, Banerjee said,” This is a constitutional post. I won’t say anything about it now.”
Asked if the state government will accord Narayanan a farewell, Banerjee said,” I don’t believe in giving farewell.I believe in welcoming a person.”
Banerjee also said that there would be a small reshuffle of her ministry on July 2.
At Tri Nagar, Smriti Irani centered her speech around Modi, with over 10 references in 11-minute extempore.