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May 30, 2012 at 08:13pm IST

Bengal Governor clarifies 'paribartan' remark

Kolkata: A day after courting controversy for saying "true paribartan" (change) had touched West Bengal, Governor MK Narayanan on Wednesday said his words referred to Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) win.

"After trying for four years, it (KKR) finally won (the Indian Premier League). It is obviously a change. 'Paribartan' means change. It has nothing to do with the state government," he told reporters.

While addressing the KKR felicitation ceremony at Eden Gardens, Narayanan on Tuesday said: "Today is the true 'paribartan' (change) that the Chief Minister had ushered in last year."

Bengal Governor clarifies 'paribartan' remark

Ahead of 2011 Assembly elections, the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC had called for 'paribartan'. The election ended 34 years of Left rule.

The statement drew criticism from the Left Front.

Ahead of Assembly elections last year, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress had called for 'paribartan'. The election ended 34 years of Left Front rule.