Why Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung submitted his resignation immediately ?
New Delhi, Dec 23: An undated letter of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has now surfaced, which shows that he had wished to go on leave from December 25 to January 1.
According to PTI, Jung had written the letter to Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi apprising him that he would be on a private visit to Goa during said period.
However, taking everyone with a surprise, Jung resigned on Thursday, three days before he was scheduled to go on the seven-day trip.
“I will be undertaking a private visit to Goa from December 25, 2016 to January 1, 2017. I will leave Delhi in the afternoon of Sunday, 25 December 2016, and will be back on evening of Sunday, 01 January 2017,” Jung had said in the undated letter, according to PTI.
In the letter to Union Home Secretary, Jung said that in his absence, Delhi Chief Secretary would keep in touch with him about important developments.
“Chief Secretary will keep in touch with me about important developments, and where necessary, seek your advice,” he had said.
Lt Governor Najeeb Jung resigned on Thursday amid a protracted confrontation with the AAP government.
Without citing reasons, Jung’s office said he has submitted his resignation to the Centre. Jung, 65, a former IAS officer, had assumed charge of Lt Governor of Delhi on July 9, 2013.
“Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has submitted his resignation to the Government of India. He thanks the Prime Minister for all the help and cooperation he received during his tenure,” the LG’s office said in a statement.