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PM Modi meets Arun Jaitley after FM opts out of new govt

A lawyer by profession, he has been the most important leader in Modi's Cabinet and has often acted as the chief troubleshooter for the government

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Arun Jaitley

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Hours after Arun Jaitley announced decision not to seek a ministerial position in Modi 2.0 government due to health reasons, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday visited him at his residence, a move that reflects the importance attached to the senior leader.

Though Modi in his first term as Prime Minister had visited Jaitley's residence for 'unofficial' meetings with groups of senior editors, this is perhaps the first time that he visited the residence of a minister for an unscheduled engagement.

Modi, who along with his new Cabinet are to be sworn-in on Thursday evening, drove to Jaitley's official residence in

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 9:28 PM IST

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