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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets Najeeb Jung, says he resigned for personal reasons

A Day After Najeeb Jung Resigned As Delhi’s Lt Governor, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Met Him At Raj Niwas In New Delhi. Asked Why Jung Quit, Kejriwal Said, “He Resigned Due To Personal Reasons.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Dec 2016, 10:29:00 AM
A file photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (PTI Photos)

New Delhi:

A day after Najeeb Jung resigned as Delhi’s Lt Governor, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met him at Raj Niwas in New Delhi.

Kejriwal reached the LG’s official residence around 8 AM on Friday and the breakfast meeting lasted for nearly an hour.

Asked why Jung quit, Kejriwal said, “He resigned due to personal reasons.”On Thursday,  Jung’s office, without citing reasons for his sudden exit, said, “he would be returning to academics”.

Jung’s decision had taken political circles by surprise. 

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Sources close to him had said on Thursday that his resignation has nothing to do with his acrimonious relationship with the AAP government over matters of jurisdiction and he was contemplating to quit for last few months.

The Chief Minister was in Ranchi on Thursday when the news of Jung’s resignation broke.

“Sh Jung’s resignation is a surprise to me. My best wishes in all his future endeavours,” he had tweeted.

Kejriwal is scheduled to address a rally on demonetization at Jaipur at noon.

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First Published : 23 Dec 2016, 10:24:00 AM

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