Arun Jaitley puts in a request to stay out of new government, cites poor health

RSTV Bureau
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at his office, in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 24, 2018. (PTI Photo)

File Photo Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at his office, in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 24, 2018. (PTI Photo)

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

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”.