Najeeb Jung quits as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Najeeb JungNew Delhi: The controversial Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung today resigned much before the end of his tenure taking the stand that he wants to return to academics – his first love.

In his capacity as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Jung was continuously locked in a fierce power battle with chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Admi Party Government in Delhi.

Jung’s office today released a statement thanking “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.”

In a case that would spell out the boundary and reach of the two offices -that of the Lieutenant Governor and Delhi Chief Minister, the Supreme Court earlier this month observed that an elected government should have some power to run, otherwise the government cannot function.”