Assam Governor meets PM

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.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

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.