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Anil Baijal to take oath as Delhi LG

Updated: Dec 31, 2016 08:17 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 31 (ANI): Former union home secretary Anil Baijal will take oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi at Raj Niwas at 11 a.m. today.

President Pranab Mukherjee had on December 28 accepted Najeeb Jung's resignation and approved Baijal's name as the next Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory.

Baijal, a 1969 batch India Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Union Territories cadre, was removed as union home secretary when the UPA government assumed power in May 2004.

The former bureaucrat has also been the vice-chairman of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and had headed key public sector companies like Prasar Bharti and Indian Airlines.

Jung had submitted his resignation on December 22, ending a nearly three-and-half-year-long eventful tenure, mostly marked by bitter confrontation with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government. (ANI)

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