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Don't want responsibility: Jaitley opts out of new govt citing poor health

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that he should not be made part of the new Union Cabinet

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Arup Roychoudhury  |  New Delhi 



File photo of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says he won't take up a post in the new government.

Just a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers are sworn in for a second term, Arun Jaitley, who held the important finance portfolio in the first term, has written to him and requested that he should not be given any responsibility for now and be allowed time off due to his ill health.

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First Published: Wed, May 29 2019. 13:34 IST

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