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Jaitley returns home after medical treatment in US

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Jaitley on Saturday returned to after spending four weeks in the US where he underwent medical treatment.

"Delighted to be back home," Jaitley said in a tweet. In his absence, has been given the charge of the on a temporary basis.

On February 1, when Goyal presented the Interim Budget, Jaitley via video conference told reporters that he was getting better and would return soon.

Jaitley, 66, who is convalescing from a surgery, has presented the last five Budgets of the

Goyal was given additional charge of on January 23, 10 days after Jaitley left for the US.

According to the earlier direction of the of India, Goyal will continue to hold the portfolio of Finance and Corporate Affairs on a temporary basis "during the period of indisposition of Jaitley". There is no confirmation as to if and when Jaitley will resume work.

Jaitley had a renal transplant on May 14, 2018. In his absence, Goyal was given the additional charge of the between May 14 and August 22, 2018.

Earlier, in September 2014, Jaitley underwent gastric bypass for management.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 16:48 IST
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