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Jaitley attends RS for first time after kidney transplant

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Jaitley today attended the proceedings in the for the first time after undergoing a in May.

Jatiley, who has been recuperating after surgery, came to the House on a day when voted to elected JD (U) member as Deputy

MPs, including of Opposition and senior Ghulam Nabi Azad, welcomed him back in the House. He is of the House in the Rajya Sabha.

too expressed happiness on Jaitley's presence in the House.

Jaitley, who had kept away from public appearance for almost four months, acknowledged the greetings.

Jaitley was holding the charge of Finance and Corporate Affairs ministries before the

As he underwent the on May 14, his ministerial charges were given to Piyush Goyal on an interim basis.

While welcoming Jaitley, Azad suggested that he should take more rest.

Modi, who joined the House after completion of the voting process, said: "I am happy that the Leader of the Rajya Sabha, Jaitley is present today" and recovering.

Jaitley also accompanied to the designated seat of Deputy in the House, which is next to that of the Leader of Opposition.

As soon as the House assembled for the day, members welcomed him with thumping of desks.

M Venkaiah Naidu asked members not to go near Jaitley or touch him, apparently to protect him from contracting any

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 15:35 IST