President Mukherjee accepts Bengal governor's resignation

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New Delhi, July 4: The resignation of MK Narayanan as West Bengal Governor has been accepted and Bihar Governor DY Patil asked to hold additional charge of the post in the adjacent state until a regular arrangement is made.

[Read: Tenure in West Bengal was wonderful, said Narayanan]

President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Narayanan and asked Patil to discharge the functions of the Governor of West Bengal, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of West Bengal are made, a communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Narayanan is the 4th governor to put in his papers after the NDA came to power

Narayanan resigned on June 30, becoming the fourth governor, appointed during UPA rule, to put in his papers since the NDA government prodded some of those governors to quit.

Eighty-year-old Narayanan was recently questioned by CBI as a "witness" in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal probe.

Besides Narayanan, Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar, Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi and Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt have put in their papers since the new government took over at the Centre.


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