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Shaktikanta Das meets Jaitley; govt says reports on FM's health 'baseless'

Jaitley's college friend and media baron Rajat Sharma as well as Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta also rejected reports on deteriorating health of the senior BJP leader

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FM Arun Jaitley with RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das at a meeting in New Delhi on Sunday | Photo: PTI
FM Arun Jaitley with RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das at a meeting in New Delhi on Sunday | Photo: PTI

Reserve Bank called on outgoing here on Sunday.

The in a tweet said that it was a courtesy meeting.

"Had a courtesy meeting with Hon'ble @arunjaitley this evening," Das tweeted while posting a picture of the meeting.

His tweet came amid speculations in some media on the state of Jaitley's health.

Dispelling such remours, the government Sunday said reports on the deteriorating health of are false and baseless, and media should stay clear of rumour mongering.

"Reports in a section of media regarding Shri Jaitley's health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering," tweeted.

Jaitley's college friend and as well as Rajya Sabha also rejected reports on deteriorating health of the

Dasgupta tweeted that he met Sunday afternoon and presented a copy of his book to him. In another tweet, he said, "Actually he is off all medication now. Just recovering his strength and working as usual. He is still meeting officials."

"Questions about @arunjaitley health understandable. He is recovering from a bout of heavy medication. But he is still in terrific form and his wit is firmly intact. Needs a little rest to get back his strength. All our good wishes," the tweeted.

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First Published: Sun, May 26 2019. 19:45 IST
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