Narayanan Bids Adieu to Raj Bhavan

Published: 05th July 2014 12:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2014 12:59 AM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA: Former West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan, who resigned after the CBI questioned him as a witness to the AgustaWestland chopper deal, left the Raj Bhavan here on Friday.

Narayanan was given a guard of honour by the police and senior state bureaucrats bid him farewell. Later, he and his wife left for Chennai.

Narayanan.PNGAfter the change in Government at the Centre the Governor was asked to resign but West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked him to stay put.

On June 27, a CBI team came from New Delhi and questioned Naryanan as a witness to the AgustaWestland helicopter deal in which bribes had been allegedly paid.

Narayanan was the  National Security Adviser to the UPA Government when the deal was struck in 2005. He, along with the then Chief of the Special Protection Group (SPG) and present Governor of Goa B V Wanchoo, had participated in meetings and advised the government about the helicopters.

The deal was cancelled last year after allegations surfaced that Rs 360 crore was paid as bribes and the CBI started a case against former IAF chief S P Tyagi, his relatives and several European middlemen.

On Monday,three days after the CBI quizzed him, Narayanan had sent his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee. It was accepted on Thursday.

Bihar Governor D Y Patil would be the state’s acting Governor till a new Governor is appointed by the President.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp