Najeeb Jung, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has resigned 18 months before his tenure ends.
He said he wants to return his “first love, academics”.
Mr Jung’s two-year stint as the Governor of New Delhi was full of conflicts with CM Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Admi Party (AAP) government in general.
In a statement, Mr Jung thanked “the people of Delhi for all their support and affection, especially during the one year’s President Rule in Delhi, when he got unstinted support from them and which in turn helped run the administration in Delhi smoothly and effortlessly.”
Although the exact reason of his resignation is unknown, Ankit Lal, head of IT, AAP tweeted that Mr Jung had initiated ACB inquiry against Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) yesterday.
Just in :- #NajeebJung submits his resignation to Govt of India.
— Ankit Lal (@AnkitLal) December 22, 2016