Senior BJP leader and a key member of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, Arun Jaitley has reportedly resumed charge as the finance minister after a gap of over a month, which was the second break within a year that he had to take to undergo medical treatment.
The President of India, as advised by the prime minister, has directed to assign the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs to Arun Jaitley, an official statement said .
Jaitley tweeted on Friday: “Resumed work at the Ministry of Finance today (Friday). Thankful to Shri Piyush Goyal who discharged the responsibility at the MoF diligently & competently.”
Resumed work at the Ministry of Finance today. Thankful to Shri Piyush Goyal who discharged the responsibility at the MoF diligently & competently. @PiyushGoyal
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) February 15, 2019
Jaitley, 66, who last week returned from the US after undergoing medical treatment, first attended the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called to discuss the terror attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district that killed around 40 CRPF personnel, and then came to North Block – the seat of the finance ministry.