West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan resigns

Two days after he was questioned by the CBI as a "witness" in connection with its probe into the Rs 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan tendered his resignation on Monday.

Updated: Jun 30, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Kolkata: Two days after he was questioned by the CBI as a "witness" in connection with its probe into the Rs 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan tendered his resignation on Monday.

80-year-old Narayanan was asked to appear before CBI officers to record his statement in connection with the deal as he was part of the group which had gone into the tendering procedures before purchase of the helicopters, CBI sources said.

The CBI is probing into allegations of bribery in the Rs 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland.
Narayanan was the former National Security Advisor before being appointed as Governor of the West Bengal.

Narayanan`s resignation comes on the backdrop of reports doing round that the BJP-led union government has sought the resignation of UPA-appointed Governors.
He is among several Governors who have reportedly been asked to step down by the Narendra Modi government.