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‘Reports of Jaitley’s deteriorating health false and baseless’

"Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley's health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering," government spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted.

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi |
Updated: May 27, 2019 1:04:15 am
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das met with Union Minister Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi on Sunday. (Via Twitter)

Amid rumours about the health condition of Union Minister Arun Jaitley, the government Sunday termed some of these reports that speculated on his medical condition as “false and baseless”.

“Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Arun Jaitley’s health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering,” government spokesperson Sitanshu Kar posted on Twitter.

Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, who met Jaitley Sunday afternoon and presented a copy of his book, said Jaitley is recovering from a bout of heavy medication.

“Questions about @arunjaitley health understandable. He is recovering from a bout of heavy medication. But he is still in terrific form and his wit is firmly intact. Needs a little rest to get back his strength. All our good wishes,” Dasgupta tweeted.

In another tweet, Dasgupta said, “During the mid-stage of the campaign, @arunjaitley predicted that BJP would win 302 seats. Anyway, he is off most medication now and just waiting to recover his strength.”

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das also tweeted a picture of his meeting with Jaitley. “Had a courtesy meeting with Hon’ble Union Minister @arunjaitley this evening,” Das said in his tweet.

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu also took to Twitter to wish speedy recovery for Jaitley. “We all wish @arunjaitley a speedy recovery,” Prabhu tweeted.

Jaitley, who has not been attending office since last three weeks, met key officials of Finance Ministry on Friday. Jaitley had held a review meeting with the five secretaries of Finance Ministry on Friday, where he is learnt to have taken a stock of the economic situation and also approved an extension for the panel to review direct tax law.

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