vIndianz.com(16 Jan, 2010) — New Delhi: National Security Adviser, M. K. Narayanan is likely to be appointed a state Governor, more likely to West Bengal, in the next few days when several Raj Bhavans vacancies will be filled.
Narayanan, 75, completed five years stint as NSA and he faced criticism in the mishandle of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks by the Islamic terrorits last yera.
West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi demitted office recently after completing his tenure.
Sources said that Congress party President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had a separate meeting and is understood to have discussed names to fill the vacant slots in Raj Bhavans in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.
The names of Shyam Saran and Shiv Shanker Menon, both former foreign secretaries, are doing the rounds for the post of NSA.
The post of NSA was created during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1998 and Brajesh Mishra was the first person to occupy it.
The Raj Bhavans are likely to see fresh appointments before January 26 so that the governors are in place to take the salute in the the Republic Day parades in these state capitals, the sources said.
Besides Narayanan, other names doing the rounds include former Home Minister Shivraj Patil, former HRD Minister Arjun Singh, Congress party leader Mohsina Kidwai, former Union Minister Santosh Mohan Dev, according to Indian news agency Press Trust of India.
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