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FM Jaitley suffering from kidney-related ailment?

Has not been attending office and even skipped oath taking ceremony in Rajya Sabha

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Jaitley is suffering from a kidney ailment and may have to undergo a surgery, sources close to the said.

Jaitley, 65, is undergoing and doctors have so far indicated that it was a kidney-related ailment, they said.

The minister, however, has not yet been hospitalised but has been advised to avoid going out in public for fear of

He has not been attending office since Monday and even skipped taking oath after being re-elected as from 53 out of the 58 newly-elected or re-elected members took oath of office during the last two days. Jaitley was who hasn't taken oath.

Sources said Jaitley's present condition may be a fallout of the bariatric he had undergone soon after the BJP government came to power at the Centre in 2014.

He underwent the to treat weight gain that he suffered because of a long-standing diabetic condition.

That was first performed at Max Hospital, but he then had to be shifted to AIIMS because of complications.

Sources said doctors from AIIMS are attending to Jaitley at his residence now. A final call is yet to be taken on whether a is required or not, they said.

Depending on doctors advice, he may be admitted to the at the All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. The centre is housed in a separate building and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

Though he has not been attending office since Monday, he is clearing files from his residence, they said.

The minister, who suffers from chronic diabetes, had several years ago. He is a key member of the Narendra Modi's cabinet and presented his fifth and the present NDA government's final full budget on February 1.

The Budget was last month approved by the Lok Sabha without a discussion and it is not listed to be taken up in Rajya Sabha before the current session of Parliament ends tomorrow, thereby not requiring his presence for a reply.

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First Published: Thu, April 05 2018. 10:55 IST