Will Arun Jaitley be unwell tomorrow, asks Jairam Ramesh after Aadhaar discussion postponed

Ramesh said members had two days back got an official notice from the Rajya Sabha secretariat on a discussion being listed on Aadhaar on Wednesday.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2017 2:05 pm
aadhaar card, jairam ramesh, arun jaitley, rajya sabha, aadhaar issue rajya sabha, union finance minister, india news Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. (File Photo)

Will Finance Minister Arun Jaitley fall ill tomorrow? This was an intriguing question posed by senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh in Rajya Sabha after a discussion on biometric identification Aadhaar, listed for Wednesday, was put off.

Ramesh said members had two days back got an official notice from the Rajya Sabha secretariat on a discussion being listed on Aadhaar on Wednesday.

However, this morning another notice came saying the discussion has been postponed.

When he inquired the reasons for postponement, “I was informed that the Finance Minister is unwell” and will not be available to reply to the discussion on Wednessday.

He however said Jaitley, who was sitting in the House, looked hail and hearty and sought to know why was the debate postponed.

“Will he be unwell tomorrow,” Ramesh asked much to the amusement of the members.

Jaitley, who had Monday taken ill and not attended Parliament, did not respond to Ramesh.

Finance Minister had returned home soon after the Cabinet meeting yesterday morning cleared four legislations for Goods and Service Tax (GST) implementation. He was to reply to discussion on Budget in Rajya Sabha yesterday but that did not take place.

He was however present in the House since morning. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi got to up say something but sat down without saying anything.

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    annoyed
    Mar 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm
    Elect a leader for your stupid party Ramesh
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      IML sood
      Mar 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm
      This Cong. Joker,Pappu's pet does not know that FM may be sometime physically ill but he is permanently mentally ill. At the time of Cong. Govt. he was a blue e boy but utterly failed in every depatartment he handled. This is nothing but frustrations coming out.
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        Nath
        Mar 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm
        Jairam being educated should stoop too low.
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          Aravindhakshan K Panicker
          Mar 21, 2017 at 9:53 am
          Rahul called Jairam Ramesh and questioned him why he said that. "I should have asked this question and talked before reporters. In future discuss with me and tell me what should I tell to reporters and I will talk and not you people". Jairam said okay Babu agreed.
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            Atul Bhardwaj
            Mar 21, 2017 at 11:27 am
            Jairam is unwell truth be told as he is not getting his quota of rebuke from Rahul and Sonia;so is making these nonsensical comments that his masters are famous for.
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              ASHOK KUMAR
              Mar 21, 2017 at 10:05 am
              Oh God, 125 crore Indians need Jaitley to bring all black money from Switzerland and distribute to Indians........Nothing should happen to him till 2019.
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                T DUTTA
                Mar 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm
                DO ALL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT HAVE AADHAR CARDS?----aadhar cards must be compulsory for all legislators
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                  Truth
                  Mar 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm
                  B J P is shrewdly biding its time till it gets majority in both the houses and then they will show you the door like they did in G O A and M A N I P U R.....if your party doesn't get its act together right away then you have only yourself to blame !
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                    Truth
                    Mar 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm
                    Sod, be careful of your terrible English - you just stated that the F M is "permanently mentally ill" !
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                      Krishnan Kavassery
                      Mar 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm
                      Indian national Congress has only 5 years left as by then the Punjab National Congress party will be voted out and Indian National Congress will be reduced to nothing and will be history. Sonia would have left politics or retired and Rahul will still be reading JINGLE BELLS with likes of Ayeir, Azad , Tiwari clapping and dancing
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                        Nation
                        Mar 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm
                        Happy with the `important obs' by your friend `Truth'... See how blind this bhakti stuff is... You can never know who this frothing, rabid creature will bite.
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                          Mohammed Yunus
                          Mar 21, 2017 at 6:19 pm
                          He meant Pappu NRI
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                            Mohammed Yunus
                            Mar 21, 2017 at 6:19 pm
                            He meant Pappu NRI
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                              Mohammed Yunus
                              Mar 21, 2017 at 6:18 pm
                              Hope so
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                                raghav
                                Mar 21, 2017 at 11:55 am
                                Few more sittings in the RS and all these khangress fake y's sycophants will be unemplo and on the streets. Till then keep barking you love days!
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                                  Raman Govindan
                                  Mar 21, 2017 at 11:04 am
                                  when one is defeated continuously and loses morale, he loses balance and talks without restraint.
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                                    Avi
                                    Mar 21, 2017 at 10:36 am
                                    Burnol? Fake Ashok Kumar!
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                                      Avi
                                      Mar 21, 2017 at 10:37 am
                                      It shows that the opposition has nothing to criticize or talk about. They have no scams to talk on .... so they talk on personal issues.
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                                        S.Kumar
                                        Mar 21, 2017 at 5:04 pm
                                        But when rahul was on Bangkok vacation, no one bothers. anyway its good for Jairam Ramesh he can attend rahul genius world record tomorrow.
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                                          Bala
                                          Mar 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm
                                          If Rahul says he is unwell and BJP says it is an excuse, what these Congree dynasty sycopants will say, having lost the election, these people know how to go to media and talk, and nothing else.,
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                                            Citizen
                                            Mar 21, 2017 at 1:49 pm
                                            Even if he is unwell he is not going abroad by spending unknown finances. He has confidence in Indian doctors and hospitals. Jaihind
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