Najeeb Jung resigns as Delhi Lieutenant Governor

Najeeb Jung

Najeeb Jung submitted his resignation as Delhi Lieutenant Governor to Centre’s Narendra Modi government with his 18 months still left for this tenure. Mr Jung’s three years in office was in constant news with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accusing Najeeb Jung of working at Centre’s behest.

In July 2013, he became the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, replacing another former IAS officer. Since taking office Jung has been involved in an ongoing jurisdictional dispute with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the head of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. Although Delhi is a union territory it has its own organic act, National Capital Territory of Delhi Act (1992), and its own legislature, The Chief Minister and the Lt. Governor have not been able to interpret the operating rules in the same way.

A statement from Mr Jung’s office said he thanked:

“the people of Delhi for all their support and affection, especially during the one year’s President Rule in Delhi, when he got unstinted support from them and which in turn helped run the administration in Delhi smoothly and effortlessly. “

Mr Kejriwal have tweeted that it is a big surprise for him. “Despite our bitter-sweet experience, we wish him well” APP Government has said in a statement.