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Najeeb Jung resigns as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

In a move that has surprised everyone, Najeeb Jung on Thursday resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He submitted his resignation to the central government.

According to Raj Bhawan, Jung would be returning to his first love, which is, academics.

Jung thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all the help and cooperation he received during his tenure.

Jung also thanked 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.

Ironically, he was also thankful to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with whom he always had dispute over administrative jurisdiction, for his association in the last two years.

Najeeb Jung was appointed as the 20th Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in July 2013.