New Delhi: In a surprising move, Delhi Governor Najeeb Jung resigned from his post today, media reports said.
Jung said that he will be returning to the field of academics.
He had earlier served as the Vice Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia University from 2009-2013.
Though the exact reason behind the move is yet not clear, Jung has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his cooperation during the former’s tenure as the Delhi Governor.
He also thanked President Pranab Mukherjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who wished him luck for his ‘future endeavours’.
“Sh Jung’s resignation is a surprise to me. My best wishes in all his future endeavours,” Kejriwal’s tweet read.
Ironically, Jung has been a subject of Kejriwal’s numerous criticisms over the years.
The latter has also accused the former of stalling momentum in Delhi’s progress.