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Arun Jaitley opts out of Modi govt, cites deteriorating health as reason

Earlier, sources had revealed that Jaitley, 66, was unlikely take up any offer to continue in the top job as his health has deteriorated over the past few months

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After days of speculations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday confirmed that he would not be a part of the Narendra Modi-led government this time.

In a letter to the prime minister, Jaitley said, "During the last eighteen months, I have had some serious health challenges. I 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."

Earlier, sources had revealed that Jaitley, 66, was unlikely take up any offer to continue in the top job

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 1:29 PM IST

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