Monday, 16 September 2019, +05:30
Space for Advertisement
India Jaitley rules himself out of Modi Cabinet citing health...

Jaitley rules himself out of Modi Cabinet citing health reasons

Jaitley to Modi: I had orally informed you that even though I was able to discharge the responsibilities assigned to me during the campaign, I would in future, for some time, like to keep away from any responsibility

-

New Delhi: Union finance minister in the previous Narendra Modi government, has written a letter to the prime minister-designate, requesting the latter to excuse him from any responsibility during the formation of the council of ministers of the new government.

The new government is slated to be sworn into the office on 30 May at 7 PM, where President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and that of secrecy to Modi and his choice of ministers.

Arun JaitleyJaitley wrote in the letter, “It was a great honour and a learning experience for me to have been a part of the Government led by you for the past five years. Even earlier, the Party had blessed me with responsibilities in the first NDA Government, in the Party organisation and also while we were in the Opposition. I could not have asked for more.”

After expressing his gratitude, the outgoing finance minister wrote, “During the last eighteen months, I have had some serious challenges. My doctors have enabled me to emerge out of most of them. After the campaign had concluded and you were leaving for Kedarnath, I had orally informed you that even though I was able to discharge the responsibilities assigned to me during the campaign, I would in future, for some time, like to keep away from any responsibility. This will enable me to concentrate on my treatment and . The BJP and the NDA, under your leadership, have secured a spectacular win. The new Government would be sworn in tomorrow.”

Jaitley concluded, “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.”

“I would obviously have a lot of time at my disposal to undertake any work informally to support the Government or the Party,” the caretaker finance minister wrote.

Other than undergoing early in the tenure of the previous government, on 14 May 2018, Jaitley, who had been suffering from complications, was operated upon for transplant at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences ().

In January 2019, Jaitley was diagnosed with a rare form of soft-tissue . He is seeking treatment for this from medical facilities in New York. He underwent a related here in India. There was no need for and because the tumour was detected at an early stage.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Khattar makes NRC election pitch before Haryana poll

While members of even the ruling coalition in Assam are unhappy with the way NRC has panned out in their state, some BJP leaders are going around the country promising a similar exercise nationwide

Gangwar retracts: North Indians unemployable, he’d said

When recruiters arrive, they say the quality of candidates they are looking for is not in adequate supply in these areas, Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Labour and Santosh Gangwar had said in Bareilly on Saturday

Crude oil supply crisis in market for the first time due to attack on Saudi plant

Due to the drone attack by Houthi rebels, supply has decreased by 5.7 million barrels per day, which is 6% of the global supply

Bheto Bangali: Why And How You Identify One

A one-word translation for 'bheto' may be an exercise in futility; phrases like 'rice-influenced' or ‘rice-oriented’ do serve as literal translations while not quite bringing out the rich and diverse connotations of this one-word nomenclature used to describe the typical Bengali mentality, one that transcends diet and encompasses multiple aspects of life
- Advertisement -

Freight Equalisation Policy Crippled Bihar, Bengal, Odisha

The freight equalisation policy ensured that Maharashtra and enjoyed hegemony in metal as well as cotton while , and Odisha got an upper hand in none

Salman Khan gifted her no house, says Ranu Mondal

If Salman Khan had given me a house, he would have presented it to me in front of everyone: social media sensation-turned-singer Ranu Mondal

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: