Najeeb Jung, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, has resigned 18 months short of his tenure and said he wants to return to his “first love, academics”
Mr Jung’s two years in office were dogged by his constant battle with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.
His announcement surprised many and was seen in the context of his clashes with Mr Kejriwal, but sources close to Mr Jung claimed he had been thinking of quitting for a few months.
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.”
He also thanked Mr Kejriwal.