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AAP waits for Centre to appoint Jung's replacement

Najeeb Jung
  • Najeeb Jung, a 1973-batch IAS officer, took charge as 19th Lt. Governor of Delhi on July 9, 2013, few months before Delhi Assembly elections.
  • In 2014 assembly elections, AAP was voted to power but quit after a 49-day tenure in February 2014.
  • Jung administered Delhi for an entire year under President's Rule.
  • Prior to becoming Lt. Governor, he was Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia University.

  • Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung resigns
    22 Dec 2016
  • On Thursday, Najeeb Jung resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
  • He thanked the Prime Minister for all the help and cooperation he received during his tenure as the Lt. Governor.
  • He also thanked people of Delhi for their support during one year of President's rule which helped run the administration without any obstacles.
  • Jung will be returning to his "first love" of academics.

  • Jung's resignation surprises many
  • Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's tenure of three-and-a-half years has been marked with bitter and extreme confrontation with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on countless occasions.
  • His resignation today was a surprise to many: Arvind Kejriwal expressed surprise on the news but wished Jung the best for future endeavours.
  • Home Ministry officials and Raj Niwas officials were reportedly unaware of his impending resignation as well.

  • Center yet to accept resignation
  • Jung's resignation was sent via a special messenger.
  • He indicated that his reasons to resign were personal and not related to acrimony between him and Kejriwal.
  • BJP Spokesperson RP Singh said Jung had been doing a good job and his resignation came as a surprise.
  • Some reports said the government was apprised of the resignation, however the Center was yet to accept Jung's resignation.

  • Jung not in race for Vice President
    Najeeb Jung squashed rumours and said, "I am not in the race for next Vice President. I want to spend more time with my family. I also intend to spend time in academic works and writing. I'm looking at universities in both America and Singapore."

    Reactions across parties
    Who said what
  • Congress's Ajay Maken said Jung was an able administrator and demanded that the centre explain his "unceremonious exit".
  • Delhi Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia said working with Jung was a "sweet and sour" experience and but they did a good job for Delhi together.
  • DCW Chief, Swati Maliwal, however said that Delhi women had been freed from the "tyranny" of Najeeb Jung.

  • AAP waits for Centre to appoint Jung's replacement
    23 Dec 2016
  • The AAP held back on its cheer and celebrations, waiting with bated breath to see who will succeed former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.
  • It was also revealed that the Centre was looking into replacing Jung as early as June'16 when his 3-year term ended.
  • It is still unclear as to who the Center may appoint to succeed Jung.

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