I had on earlier occasion too offered to resign but PM asked me to carry on: Delhi LG Najeeb Jung

23 December 2016, 06:09 PM
Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung (Getty Images)
Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung (Getty Images)

A day after resigning as Delhi’s Lt Governor, Najeeb Jung on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at PMO, South Block in Delhi around 11.30 AM and spent a little over an hour inside the office.

Jung’s resignation came as a surprise to all. Sources quoted the Governor’s meet with PM a courtesy call. A day before, Jung in his brief resignation statement had thanked PM Modi for his help and cooperation.

He also made it clear that there was no pressure or politics behind his big decision. “I had offered to resign as I had been appointed by the previous UPA government, but the PM asked me to carry on. After three years, I requested the PM to relieve me but he asked me to carry on,” he said.

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“After three and a half years, I requested the PM again on Tuesday that I would like to resign on personal grounds,” Jung was quoted as saying.

Jung expressed his penchant for academia and also said that he would like to write a book. Arvind Kejriwal has time and again accused him of acting at the behest of the central government and being an agent of the ruling BJP.

With Inputs from PTI

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