Resignation of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
New Delhi, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has resigned from his post. His five-year term ended in December last year and the appointment of a new lieutenant governor in his place is awaited. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, he suddenly resigned. It is being told that he has resigned due to personal reasons. On Wednesday, he sent his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind.
Anil Baijal, a former Indian Administrative Service officer, took over as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in December 2016 following the resignation of Najeeb Jung. Baijal was also in the news for his differences with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. During his tenure, the matter reached the Supreme Court regarding the conflict of rights and the Central Government, by passing a law from Parliament, declared the Lieutenant Governor to be the Delhi Government.
There was talk of Baijal’s withdrawal from January this year. According to informed sources, the name of an officer of Rajasthan, who was the Home Secretary in the Central Government and the administrator of a Union Territory, is being discussed for the new Lieutenant Governor. However, Baijal is a 1969 batch IAS officer and was the Home Secretary in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government. His tenure as lieutenant governor was one of many conflicts and ups and downs. Earlier this year, he rejected the proposal of the state government to implement the odd-even rule during the third wave of Corona. There was a conflict between the two even in the matter of buying one thousand buses, after which the Lieutenant Governor had formed a committee of three members.