The Kejriwal-Jung tussle 

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File Photo: IANS)
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo: IANS)

The seeds of the tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, who quit on Thursday, were sown during the 49-day AAP government rule in 2013-14. Here is how the confrontation unfolded: timeline By Ashish Mishra and Vishav

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File Photo: IANS)
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo: IANS)


July 9: Najeeb Jung appointed Lt Governor.

Dec 28: Kejriwal becomes Chief Minister.


Feb 3: Delhi Cabinet clears draft of Jan Lokpal Bill.

Feb 10: Jung sends it to Law Ministry which says Centre’s nod mandatory to introduce Jan Lokpal Bill.

Feb 14: Kejriwal resigns.

Feb 17: Delhi assembly kept in suspended animation, President’s Rule imposed.


Feb 14: Kejriwal is Chief Minister again, AAP sweeps assembly election.

April: Jung says not obliged to send files to CM in response to Kejriwal’s order to route files related to police, public order and land through him.

April 29: Kejriwal tells officials not to bother LG with all files.

May 16: Kejriwal accuses IAS officer Shakuntala Gamlin of lobbying for power companies.

May 20: Jung annuls all bureaucratic postings by Delhi government, says power to appoint and transfer rests with him.

June 2: Five officers of Bihar Police join Delhi Government’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB). Jung rejects it, says he is the ACB boss.

June 8: Jung names Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police M.K. Meena new chief of ACB. Kejriwal cries foul.

June 9: Delhi government replaces Home Secretary Dharam Pal. LG vetoes order.

July 20/21: Delhi government appoints Swati Maliwal as Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson. Jung asks why his approval was not taken.

August: Kejriwal hikes circle rates in Delhi for agricultural land. Jung objects.

Aug 11: Delhi government forms Commission of Inquiry to probe CNG fitness scam. LG again objects.

December: AAP government sets up Inquiry Commission to probe Delhi and District Cricket Association. Jung questions its validity.

Dec 15: CBI raids Chief Minister’s Office. Kejriwal blames Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jung.

Dec 31: IAS and DANICS officers go on mass leave a day before flagship odd-even scheme.


Jan 1: Kejriwal blames LG, Centre for strike. Odd-even scheme a success.

March: AAP government appoints former Chief Income Tax Commissioner Krishna Saini as Chairperson of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission.

June 1: ACB probes Delhi government’s app based Premium Bus Service.

June 20: ACB files FIR against Kejriwal and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in water tanker scam after Jung’s okay.

Aug 4: Delhi High Court gives primacy to Lt Governor in Delhi’s administration. AAP government moves Supreme Court.

Aug 30: Jung axes Delhi Health Secretary and PWD Secretary. Kejriwal says Modi hell bent on destroying Delhi through Jung.

Aug 30: Jung sets up panel to probe over 400 files related to decisions taken by Delhi government. Kejriwal calls it illegal.

Sep 16: After chikungunya outbreak, Jung asks Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to return from Finland.

Sep 17: Jung refuses to meet AAP ministers.

Oct 7: Jung appoints IAS officer Alka Diwan as DCW Member Secretary. Diwan stops payment of salaries to contractual employees of DCW. Kejriwal seeks her removal.

Dec 6: Jung replaces Diwan with IAS officer Dilraj Kaur. Kejriwal rejects the move, calls Jung “Hitler”.

Dec 22: Jung resigns.

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