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Reports of deteriorating health of Jaitley false baseless Govt

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first_imgNew Delhi: The government on Sunday said reports on the deteriorating health of outgoing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are false and baseless, and media should stay clear of rumour mongering.Amid speculations on the state of Jaitley’s health, government spokesperson Sitanshu Kar took to Twitter to clear the air. “Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley’s health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering,” he tweeted. While Jaitley remained unreachable despite several attempts, his office said he is resting at home. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCSources aware of his condition had on Friday stated that Jaitley is unlikely to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet in the BJP government’s second term due to his ill health, which may require him to travel to either the UK or the US for treatment. Jaitley, 66, has become “very weak”, they had said. He was admitted to AIIMS last week to undergo tests and treatment for an undisclosed illness and was discharged on Thursday but did not attend celebrations at BJP headquarters that evening after the party’s emphatic victory in general elections. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsJaitley’s college friend and media baron Rajat Sharma took to Twitter to dispel rumours. “Everyone is discussing my friend @arunjaitley’s health, some out of genuine concern and some for loose talk. Let me share with you that I met him last evening, he is recovering well and is working behind the scenes. Friends and family have convinced him to stay away from public interaction to avoid infection. I am glad he has finally agreed.” Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta tweeted that he met Jaitley Sunday afternoon and presented a copy of his book to him. After meeting him, Dasgupta tweeted, “Questions about @arunjaitley health understandable. He is recovering from a bout of chemo. But he is still in terrific form and his wit is firmly intact. Needs a little rest to get back his strength . Hours later Dasgupta, however, deleted the tweet and posted a series of fresh tweets along with a picture of himself with Jaitley. Correcting earlier tweet: 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, he posted on Twitter. “Actually he is off all medication now. Just recovering his strength and working as usual. He is still meeting officials, Dasgupta added. Meanwhile, Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das Sunday called on Jaitley. “Had a courtesy meeting with Hon’ble Union Minister @arunjaitley this evening,” Das tweeted while posting a picture of the meeting. Union minister Suresh Prabhu also tweeted, “We all wish @arunjaitley a speedy recovery.” Doctors treating Jaitley have advised him to go to the UK or the US for treatment, sources said. Jaitley, whose health has been on a decline ever since he underwent a kidney transplant in May last year, will take a call in the next few days on the issue.last_img read more