Arun Jaitley wants no ministerial responsibility in Modi Govt 2.0 cites health reasons

Arun Jaitley informed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would like to stay away from “any responsibility” in the Modi government’s second term in office.

Writing to the prime minister, Jaitley cited health reasons for his decision. Jaitley said staying away from any responsibility will help him concentrate on his treatment and health.

Jaitley underwent a kidney transplant surgery last year and has been unwell for most of the last two years, shared his letter to the Prime Minister on his Twitter feed.

Jaitley tweeted, “I have today written a letter to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, a copy of which I am releasing,” attaching an image of the copy of the letter.

In the letter Mr. Jaitley said it had been an “honour” and a “learning experience” to be part of the Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government. He added that in the last year-and-a-half, he’s had some “serious health challenges”.

Arun Jaitley posted the letter on Twitter a day before Narendra Modi takes oath as prime minister for the second time on Thursday after the Bharatiya Janata Party won 303 seats in the Lok Sabha polls.