Arun Jaitley is likely to quit as Finance Minister over poor health!
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to continue in his current role due to poor health, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his second term, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter.
Jaitley may not accept any offer to continue as Finance Minister as his health has deteriorated over the past few months, it added. BJP swept the general elections by winning 302 out of 542 seats so far.
“He is definitely not taking the post of the finance minister simply because he is very unwell,” one of the sources, who did not want to be named, told. “If at all, he might take up a less stressful role,” they added. Jaitley did not return messages. His mobile phone didn’t ring.
Jaitley, who is one of the top three leaders in the BJP and the government, after Modi and party President Amit Shah, was not seen at the celebrations at BJP headquarters on Thursday night. He has not been seen in public for at least two weeks but has been publishing blogs and messages on social media.