Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung resigns

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung resigns

Najeeb Jung submitted his resignation as the Lieutenant Governor of new Delhi.

Jung thanked the PM for all the cooperation and help he received during his 18-month long tenure as the governor of the national capital.

His resignation was announced via a press release that was issued by the ‘Raj Niwas’, the residence-cum-office of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

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He also thanked the citizens of Delhi for their support, especially when the President rule was imposed during the year-long President rule in Delhi. It was because of their affection he was able to run the administration in Delhi, the press release said.

“He also thanks to the Chief Minister of Delhi for his association in the last two years,” the statement said.

Jung became the Lt Governor on July 9, 2013, when a Congress-led coalition was in office. The Modi government retained him even as it replaced most Governors in the states.

A former IAS officer from the Madhya Pradesh cadre and a former Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, Jung gave no reason for his sudden decision to step down.

Jung’s tenure was marked by a sharp escalation in tensions between his office, which reported to the central government, and the Aam Aadmi Party government of Kejriwal.

Several AAP party member has wished him good luck for future endeavours.

Deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia took to twitter and said, ‘Despite several good and bad times, I can say that along with Najeeb Jung Ji we have done some good work for Delhi. I wish him good luck for his future’.