BJP hails the work of Jung as Delhi LG, wishes him luck

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The BJP hailed the work of Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung who resigned on Thursday and wished him all the best for his future endeavours.

“We want to wish him all the best for his future endeavours,” Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary Sardar R.P. Singh told IANS.

Hailing his work as the Lt. Governor, the BJP leader said: “He has done a lot of work for Delhi. We thank him for all the pain he took for people of the city.”

Singh also termed Jung’s resignation as his personal decision, saying: “In his resignation letter, he has said that he want to pursue academics again, it is his personal decision. And we respect that decision.”

“He has said in his letter that he wants return to academics, his ‘first love’,” Singh added.

Jung, who was locked in a running battle with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday resigned. He became the Lt Governor on July 9, 2013 when the Congress-led UPA was in power. The Narendra Modi government retained him even as it replaced most Governors in the states.

A former IAS officer from the Madhya Pradesh cadre and a former Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, Jung gave no other reason for his sudden decision to step down.