In a surprise move, Najeeb Jung today resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
In a statement issued by Raj Niwas secretariat, Jung thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi “for all the help and cooperation he received during his tenure as the Lt. Governor of Delhi”.
He 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.
He was also thankful to Chief Minister Kejriwal, with whom he always had a dispute over administrative jurisdiction, for his association in the last two years.
Though there is no clarity on the reason behind Jung’s resignation, here are five possible reasons as to why he resigned:
Tired of Power Tussle?
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has often accused the Centre of “destroying Delhi through the L-G”, with Jung transferring several officials of the city-state, sparking face-offs between the AAP regime and Jung.
It seems that Jung was tired of all the power tussle, hence, he decided to quit rather than continue fighting with the AAP.
Returning to academics?
According to media reports, Jung is planning to return back to the academics. The L-G’s office in a statement said today that he will return to his first love – academics- 18 months ahead of the end of his term.
Aiming for the post of VP?
If we are to believe Arvind Kejriwal’s allegations then the Bharatiya Janata Party government might reward him with the post of the Vice-President of India for “creating obstacles for the Aam Aadmi Party at the behest of PM Modi.”
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Afraid of the SC verdict?
Last week, the Supreme Court remarked about the ongoing power struggle between the L-G and Delhi government, saying: “The Delhi government should have some powers, otherwise it cannot function”.
The apex court will hear the matter on 18 January in detail.
Will BJP appoint him as JNU VC?
In a bid to teach a lesson to the ‘anti-national’ students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the BJP may appoint Jung as the vice-chancellor of the university.