New Delhi: Adter Arun Jaitley requested to not be a minister in the new government, speculation is rife over the person who will him as Finance MinistryAs per the report of Times Now channel, the Piyush Goyal, BJP chief Amit Shah are likely to replace the Jaitley.
According to the report, the final decision regarding the next Finance Minister will be taken by PM Modi and Amit Shah. According to the report, Shah may give up his organisational role in the BJP to be inducted into the Cabinet. Goyal, on the other hand, has handled the ministry when Jaitley was absent due to health reasons.
Earlier Jaitley, in a letter on Wednesday recused himself from being a minister under the new government citing health reasons. He wrote, "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 was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) last week and discharged on the day the Lok Sabha election results were declared. He did not attend the celebrations at BJP headquarters citing health reasons.
He wrote, "My doctors have enabled me to emerge out of most of them. After the campaign had concluded and you were leaving for Kedarnath, I had orally informed you that even though I was able to discharge the responsibilities assigned to me during the campaign, I would in future, for some time, like to keep away from any responsibility. This will enable me to concentrate on my treatment and health.”
He further added that it was a "great honour and learning experience" to be a part of the Modi government.