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Gopalkrishna Gandhi bids adieu to WB, given warm send-off

Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 17:41

Kolkata: Gopalkrishna Gandhi today bade
adieu to the people of West Bengal with a `namaskar` and was
given a warm send-off, a day after demitting the office of the
Governor of West Bengal.

Gandhi, who was given a guard of honour by a police
contingent as he stepped out of the grand stairs of the Raj
Bhavan, conveyed his best wishes to the people of the state.
"My namaskar," Gandhi said before leaving for Chennai
with wife Tara.

The outgoing Governor took the salute at another guard
of honour at the lounge of the NSC Bose international airport
before his departure.

Chief Secretary Asok Mohan Chakraborty, Commissioner of
Kolkata Police Gautam Mohan Chakraborty, besides IT minister
Debesh Das and Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee were

Meanwhile, Bihar Governor Devananda Konwar arrived here
from Patna to take over additional responsibility of West
Bengal with effect from today till regular arrangements are


First Published: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 17:41

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