In a surprised move on Thursday, Najeeb Jung submitted his resignation as Delhi's Lieutenant Governor. Najeeb had assumed Delhi L-G's office in 2013.
In the press release issued by Delhi's Raj Niwas, Najeeb announced his decision and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for all the help and cooperation he received during his tenure as the Lt. Governor of Delhi.
He also thanked 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.
As per available information, Najeeb Jung has said he would be returning to his area of interest that is academics.
As per media reports, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called Najeeb Jung after his resignation. Kejriwal is expected to meet Najeeb on Friday.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia is going to address media shortly.
Excerpts from Congress leader Ajay Maken’s press conference in Delhi:
# We would like to know from the Centre what is the reason behind this unceremonious exit: Ajay Maken
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