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Day after quitting, outgoing LG meets Kejriwal over breakfast

The Chief Minister was in Ranchi yesterday when the news of Jung's resignation broke.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: December 23, 2016 11:30:44 am
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A day after Najeeb Jung resigned as Delhi’s Lt Governor, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met him at Raj Niwas at the capital. 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.”

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

Jung’s decision had taken political circles by surprise. Sources close to him had said yesterday 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 yesterday 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.

Kejriwal is scheduled to address a rally on demonetisation at Jaipur at noon.

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