A day before PM Modi’s oath-taking ceremony tomorrow, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested for opting out of the new government, citing health reasons.
In the four-paragraph letter, Jaitley said he had orally informed Modi about his desire not to be a part of the new BJP government to enable him to concentrate on treatment and health.
“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,” he wrote.
Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also tweeted the copy of the letter he wrote to Prime Minister Modi.
I have today written a letter to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, a copy of which I am releasing: pic.twitter.com/8GyVNDcpU7
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 29, 2019
The senior leader though assured that he will informally support the government or the party.
He said, “I would obviously have a lot of time at my disposal to undertake any wor informally to support the government or the party”.