Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, whose sudden resignation surprised everyone, says he met the Prime Minister twice to offer him his resignation but it was told by the PM to carry on.
The first meeting took place between PM Modi and Jung was just when PM Modi takes the oath as Prime Minister on May 26. Jung offered him to resign but during the 40-minute meeting Modi told him to “You carry on with your work”.
Najeeb Jung told the media, “In 2014 when Modi was sworn in, I met him and requested him that since I was a Congress appointee, I would like to resign. The Prime Minister said no, please continue”.
“After three-and-a-half years, I requested the Prime Minister again on Tuesday that I would like to resign on personal grounds but he said carry on”.
Meanwhile, the government has begun searching for the candidates for the LG’s post. The candidate’s names which are been coming out for the post of LG includes, former DDA chairman KJ Alphons, ex-bureaucrats Ashok Pradhan and Vijai Kapoor who has earlier served as Delhi LG, former Delhi Police commissioner Ajai Raj Sharma and former Home secretary Anil Baijal.