Faced with criticism for his comment that there was true 'poribortan' (change) in West Bengal [ Images ] during the felicitation of the Kolkata Knight Riders [ Images ], West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan on Wednesday said he did not make any reference to political change in the state.
"It (KKR team's victory) happened after they attempted IPL 4-5 times. That means change and that is 'poriborton'. I am not talking of the government," Narayanan told a local TV channel.
"It (KKR victory) is certainly a matter of change," he said, adding his comments had "nothing to do with any particular government."
On Tuesday, during the felicitation function at Eden Gardens, the governor had lauded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee [ Images ] saying 'true poribortan' has now been ushered into West Bengal.
Communist party of India-Marxist leader Shyamal Chakraborty criticised Narayanan alleging his comments were political. "Everyone heard the governor's comments. We cannot accept any excuse. It was a purely political comment," the state CITU leader said.