Kolkata: West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan has resigned from his post on Monday.
Earlier, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami had contacted a few governors, including Narayanan, appointed by the UPA government over phone, and demanded their resignation.
However, Narayanan had said that he would remain in the office unless his tenure expires or the Home Ministry demands his resignation officially.
Narayanan's resignation comes close to the CBI grilling him in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. When the deal was signed, he was the National Security Adviser. He assumed office as the governor of West Bengal in January 24, 2010.