Najeeb Jung's resignation is a surprise to me: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the resignation of lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung is a surprise to him and wished him for his future endeavours.

Najeeb Jung

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the resignation of lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung is a surprise to him and wished him for his future endeavours.

Jung, in his nearly three-and-half- year-long tenure as lieutenant governor, was constantly engaged in a bitter battle with the AAP government.

Jung has not cited any reason for the resignation thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his help and cooperation and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his "association".


The AAP took a jibe at the LG, saying he worked under the "influence" of the Narendra Modi dispensation. The party also questioned whether the power tussle between the Centre and Delhi government will continue even after the appointment of a new LG.

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said, despite the "sweet bitter" experience, the AAP government and Jung did a good job in Delhi.

"Good wishes to Najeeb Jung for his future endeavour. God should give some good sense to them who controlled him. Will the war continue even after Jung's (exit)?" Delhi minister Kapil Mishra said.

Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas termed Jung's tenure "disgraceful". Vishwas alleged that the LG troubled the Delhi government at the behest of Modi dispensation, but took a jibe saying Jung would get a better posting. "Modi government promotes its people. We hope, he gets a better posting after this. I am unhappy that his tenure was disgraceful. Now that he has gone, good luck to him. Najeeb Jung's behaviour was not his. He was under the influence of someone. We hope the next LG gives priority to issues concerning people and does not work under anyone's influence," Vishwas said.

In a brief statement, Jung's office said he has submitted his resignation to the Government of India and that he would be returning back to academics, "his first love".