New Delhi: Assam Governor J B Patnaik today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here amid moves by the government to remove some Governors appointed during the previous UPA rule.
"It was a courtesy call," a PMO statement said on the meeting that took place in the Prime Minister`s Office in South Block.
There were rumours yesterday that Patnaik had resigned after he met President Pranab Mukherjee. He, however, had dismissed the rumours.
"If there is a rumour (about his resignation) I cannot help," he had told reporters yesterday.
Patnaik, a former Congress Chief Minister of Odisha, had said the President is his friend and meeting him did not mean that he was resigning.
The meeting took place at a time when the NDA government is believed to have sounded some Governors to resign.