Arun Jaitley, who was not attending office in April due to health issues, will return a Finance Minister after almost 4 months break for Surgery. a statement from the President’s office sad.
during absence of Arun Jaitly , Railways Minister Piyush Goyal held charge of his ministry, even as Mr Arun Jaitley held video remotely, prompting the opposition to ask who India’s finance minister was.
President of India, as advised by the PM , has directed to assign the portfolios of the minister of Finance and Minster of Corporate affairs to Sri Arun Jaitley, communication from the presidents’ office said.
Arun Jaitley had earlier this month attended parliament to participating in the vote of the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Mr Arun Jaitley had a bariatric surgery soon after the BJP led coalition came to power in 2014. they surgery was to treat weight gain that he had to suffered because of a long standing diabetic condition, according to the Press trust of India.
He has been active on social media, form taking on opposition parties to writing on issues including cuts to the goods and service tax rates.
Earlier this month, Arun Jaitley attended the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha for the first time after undergoing a surgery in May and voted to elect JD member Harvansh as Deputy Chairman.
he has been quite active on social media- writing a blogs on various economic and non-economics issues, like National Register for Citizens in Assam , over four decades of emergency, No-confidence motion in Parliament, Rafael fighter jet deal, and GST.
he also participated in a couple of events like banking conclave and the first anniversary of the launch of Goods and Service Tax through video conferencing.