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Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung quits

New Delhi : Delhi’s Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, on Thursday resigned and said he will return to academics which is his first love. He was locked in a running battle with State CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Najeeb Jung became the Lt Governor on July 9, 2013 in Congress-led alliance. The Modi Sarkar retained him even as it replaced most Governors in the states.

Jung thanked the people of Delhi too for “their support and affection, especially during the one year’s President Rule” leading to the assembly elections that led to a AAP victory in February 2015.

Najeeb Jung term was marked by a sharp escalation in tensions between his office and reported to the central government, and the AAP government .

What started as a turf war turned into an often nasty confrontation between Jung and Delhi Chief Minister over who is the boss in Delhi, which, although a state, does not enjoy parity with other states.

He was from the Madhya Pradesh cadre and a former Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, Jung gave no reason for his sudden decision to step down.



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