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Anil Baijal appointed Lt.Governor of Delhi

"I welcome Anil Baijal as the Lt.Governor of Delhi," tweeted Minsiter of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 28, 2016 8:10 pm
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Former bureaucrat Anil Baijal was on Wednesday formally appointed as the Lt.Governor of Delhi. Baijal replaced Najeeb Jung who had, in a surprising move, submitted his resignation to the Centre last week. “I welcome Anil Baijal as the Lt.Governor of Delhi,” tweeted Minsiter of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

A 1969-batch IAS officer, Baijal held several eminent positions, including the vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority and Union Home Secretary during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He retired in 2006 as Union Urban Development Secretary.

Jung had submitted his resignation on December 22, ending a nearly three-and-half-year-long eventful tenure, mostly marked by bitter confrontation with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government. Jung thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all the help and cooperation 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 the national capital when he got unstinted support from them and which in turn helped run the administration in Delhi smoothly and effortlessly.

65-year-old Jung, a former 1973 batch IAS officer and former vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University, had assumed charge as Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi on 9 July, 2013.

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  1. I
    IML sood
    Dec 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm
    Khujli Govt. judgment day has come. Baijal being an ex civil administrator will not allow these anarcists to have their ways as Jung was too soft with them.
    1. C
      Dec 28, 2016 at 7:10 pm
      Hopefully, the SC gives the necessary mandate to the Delhi govt to be able to work smoothly. AAP is not much of a threat to national parties. If they grow to become a national party, then the society can benefit only with a strong democracy.
      1. A
        Dec 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm
        where is this a religion based issue. this is pure good vs not so good issue and is applicable across religions . so pls lets keep things simple
        1. B
          Dec 28, 2016 at 7:21 pm
          Hope Delhi Government Elected which has won all Delhi embly Seats except 3, may be given power by supreme court ro protect democracy. Modi and BJP fear the rise of AAP so much that they did not allowed AAP Government to move an iota in the development of Delhi. Chief Justice hopefully set the rules in next hearing and tell the Modi Government to mind its own business.
          1. K
            Dec 28, 2016 at 6:14 pm
            Finally Bania Kejriwal will have another Bania Bainjal to deal with.
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