Arvind Kejriwal meets Najeeb Jung over breakfast, says he resigned due to personal reasons


A day after Najeeb Jung resigned as Delhi’s Lt Governor, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal met him at Raj Niwas in New Delhi.

Kejriwal reached the LG’s official residence around 8 AM and the breakfast meeting lasted for nearly an hour.

Asked why Jung quit, Kejriwal said, “He resigned due to personal reasons.”

On Thursday Jung’s office, without citing reasons for his sudden exit, said, “he would be returning to academics”.

Jung’s decision had taken political circles by surprise.

Sources close to him had said that his resignation has nothing to do with his acrimonious relationship with the AAP government over matters of jurisdiction and he was contemplating to quit for last few months.

The chief minister was in Ranchi on Thursday when the news of Jung’s resignation broke.

“Sh Jung’s resignation is a surprise to me. My best wishes in all his future endeavours,” he had tweeted.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has criticised the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress for “doing politics” over the resignation of Jung.

“I don’t know what problems do the AAP and Congress have. When Jung was working, they were demanding resignation.

(With inputs from PTI)