Jung’s resignation accepted by President, Anil Baijal takes over as new L-G

Pranab Mukherjee, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Deoghar district
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New Delhi: Delhi’s Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung’s resignation was today accepted by the President Pranab Mukherjee and Anil Baijal has been appointed as the new Lt. Governor.

According to the official statement released, “The President has been pleased to appoint Anil Baijal to be the Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.”

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Najeeb Jung gave his resignation on December 22 creating a state of shock in the political arena amidst the prevailing tensions between Arvind Kejriwal and Jung.

Anil Baijal had previously worked as home secretary in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and has also been the vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority, CMD of Air India and CEO of Prasar Bharti.

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Baijal joined the IAS in 1969 and retired in 2006 as urban development secretary, Government of India. He also has the honor of being in the executive council of the think-tank Vivekananda