Arun Jaitley responding to treatment in AIIMS: Doctors
New Delhi : Vice President Venkaiah Naidu paid a visit to former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the AIIMS hospital on Saturday to check his health. Mr. Jaitley was rushed to the hospital after complaints of breathing.
"The doctors informed the Vice President that Shri Jaitley is responding to the treatment and his condition is stable. The Vice President also met Shri Jaitley's family members who were present," the Vice President's office tweeted this morning.
Other senior leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also paid a visit to Arun Jaitley.
Mr Jaitley, 66, had taken a long break as Finance Minister last year after a kidney transplant.
After the BJP's victory in the national election, Mr Jaitley had written to PM Modi that he would "not be part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government" because of his health.
"I am writing to you to formally request you that I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and therefore, not be a part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government," Mr Jaitley had written.