Source: News Bharati English22 Dec 2016 19:07:33
New Delhi, Dec 22 : In a surprising move, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has tendered his resignation without citing any reason. He was 20th Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. He had run the city for nearly one year after the AAP government had quit on February 14, 2014 after a short stint of 49 days.
According to a press release by the Raj Niwas, "Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has submitted his resignation to the Government of India. He thanks the Prime Minister for all the help and cooperation he received during his tenure," the office LG office said in a statement.
He also thanked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his association in the last two years. Mr Jung also thanked the people of Delhi for all their support. "Jung would be returning back to his first love, which is, academics," said his office.
Najeeb Jung 65-year-old Jung, a former IAS officer took the charge of office of Lt Governor of Delhi on July 9, 2013. Five months before the Delhi Assembly elections then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had played a role in appointing Jung, who was serving as Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia University, to the top post in the city administration.
Reacting to Jung's resignation his arch rival Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on twitter said that the decision surprised him.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said despite several "bitter-sweet experiences, I can say that we have worked very well for Delhi with Jung. Good wishes for his future."
Taking a jibe on centre congress leader Ajay Makan said that Modi government should cite the valid reasons behind Jung’s resignation of Jung.
BJP spokesperson RP Singh said, “Najeeb Jung was doing a good job, his resignation has come as a surprise to us.”