Added on : 2019-02-09 20:11:51
On January 30, Arun Jaitley, who was Finance Minister then, unexpectedly left for the US for a medical check-up relating to his kidney ailment. He was in the United States for medical treatment, returned to India Saturday. Following his return, Jaitley in a tweet said that he was delighted to be back home.
He had stopped attending office at the beginning of April last year due to his kidney ailment and was back in North Block – the seat of finance ministry – on August 23, 2018. Even then, Goyal had manned the ministry for about 100 days.
“It depends on my treatment here, which is all over. I am on the recovery course. It’s when my doctors allow me to go back. As of present, as I understand, Piyush Goyal will be replying (to the Budget debate in Parliament),” he said.