Cant continue as minister Jaitley

first_imgNew Delhi: A day before the swearing-in ceremony of the new government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he does not want to be a minister in his new government due to health reasons.Ending days of speculations over his role in the new government owing to his ill health, he posted on Twitter the letter he wrote to Modi requesting recusal from being a part of the new government on health grounds. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistJaitley said soon after BJP won a massive majority in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, he informed Modi orally about his intentions of taking time out for the treatment of an undisclosed illness. Without disclosing the ailment he is being treated for, Jaitley said he would continue to informally support the government and the party in any form that is required. “I am writing to you to formally request you that I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and therefore, not be a part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government,” Jaitley wrote. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, busy with a flurry of meetings ahead of his oath drove down to senior leader Arun Jaitley’s house on Wednesday evening to ask him to reconsider his decision and remain in the government. P5last_img

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