Arun Jaitley opts out of new Cabinet

Arun Jaitley opts out of new Cabinet


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has opted out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, citing health grounds.

Arun Jaitley has written to Narendra Modi that he will not be part of the new Government for the present because of his health. The Finance Minister also tweeted a copy of his letter to Modi, a day before his oath ceremony on Thursday.

"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," Jaitley wrote.