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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley travels to US for 'medical check-up'

The Finance Minister will present his sixth and BJP government’s last budget on February 1. According to media speculations, though this will be his last budget, yet his speech in the Parliament will be an iconic one.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 15 Jan 2019 11:14 AM GMT

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley travels to US for medical check-up
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New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Arun Jaitley, on Tuesday flew to US for a medical check-up which is related to his chronic kidney problem. He unexpectedly left for US without any prior notice.

Jaitley has been suffering with kidney ailment and has also undergone a kidney transplant in May 14, 2018. As per sources, this sudden flight is meant for the routine medical check-up of Jaitley, post his renal surgery.

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The Finance Minister will present his sixth and BJP government’s last budget on February 1. According to media speculations, though this will be his last budget, yet his speech in the Parliament will be an iconic one.

Jaitley was admitted in All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he underwent a kidney transplant surgery. In his absence, Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of the Finance Ministry in 2018.

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Jaitley was supposed to attend the 10th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue in London in April 2018, but had to cancel the visit due to health issues. He joined office in August 23, 2018.

In September 2014, he had also gone through a bariatric surgery to treat his gained weight that he suffered due to his chronic diabetes.

The Finance Minister is expected to resume his office soon after his check-up.

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Saima Siddiqui

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