Published: Sun, January 01, 2017
Medical | By Dorothy Lyons

Anil Baijal takes oath as new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Anil Baijal takes oath as new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Former union home secretary Anil Baijal on 31 December took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi at Raj Niwas.

The oath was administered by Delhi High Court Chief Justice G. Rohini at the Lt Governor's office.

Baijal is a 1969 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and was in the executive council of the think-tank Vivekananda International Foundation.

On previous Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's tussle with the Delhi government, he said, "This is speculative".

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi attended the oath-taking ceremony. "You will get to know". Jung tendered his resignation on December 22, a year-and-a-half before his tenure was expected to end.About the road ahead, Baijal said, "I hope to work for the betterment of Delhi with the elected government".

Baijal said he will put his best efforts in improving law-and-order situation, women's safety, traffic congestion, besides strengthening civic amenities in the city. In the last few months, some works of the Delhi Government came to a standstill.

On his part, in addition to wishing him luck on Twitter, Mr. Kejriwal welcomed Mr. Baijal's appointment and said he hoped that stalled development projects which his government sought to implement in Delhi would now take off.

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