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Arun Jaitley skips G20 meet, still in hospital

Will be represented at the meet by Nirmala Sitharaman

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will miss a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 nations in Australia next week as he is still in hospital undergoing treatment, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. Jaitley was admitted to a private hospital in New Delhi on Sept 1 for surgery to manage a long-standing diabetic condition, and had originally been expected to leave after a few days. The 61-year-old former lawyer is one of the most powerful figures in the nationalist government formed in May by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, holding responsibility for both finance and ...

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First Published: Wed, September 10 2014. 11:17 IST