Najeeb Jung quits as Delhi Lt Governor, But Here's What Could Have Led To The Decision
By MEHER ONISA : 23-Dec-2016
Mr. Najeeb Jung, the Delhi's Lieutenant Governor has resigned from his top-notch diplomatic post on 22 December. Earlier, Mr Jung was elected to serve his tenure for only three-and-a-half-years from 2013 but has earned the bonus of serving for five-years at a row as the administrative head of the National Capital. The veteran LG had surprised many diplomats and bureaucrats in the political fraternity.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: "Shree Jung's resignation is a surprise to me. My best wishes in his future endeavours."
BJP blamed the AAP government and his leader Vijender Gupta who had claimed the house-Assembly that Jung was upset with the state government.
Congress had defined the resignation of Mr. Jung as an unceremonious outcome.
A TENUOUS RELATIONSHIP:
L-G Jung had experienced difficult relationship with the Delhi state government. One of the AAP leaders called him a king for spreading dictatorship in the capital.
The first and the foremost confrontation between AAP and Jung occurred with the contentious issue of Lokpal bill. Jung had called Arvind Kejriwal's act of tabling the bill in the Assembly as unconstitutional.
On many other circumstances, the duo’s confrontation came to a head level when Kejriwal wanted Ramesh Negi as the Chief Secretary but the Union government elected Sanjeev Nandan Sahai instead.
WHO WILL TAKE TO THE MANTLE NEXT?
Former bureaucrat Anil Baijal and the former Commissioner of Delhi Police BS Bassi are the names revolving around who are likely to steal the chief post. The veterans are currently serving as a member of the Union Public Service Commission.