Arun Jaitley likely to attend house tomorrow for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election

By: |
New Delhi | Published: August 8, 2018 8:17:52 PM

Leader of the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, who stepped aside as finance minister in May to undergo a kidney transplant, is likely to attend the House tomorrow to participate in the election for the Deputy Chairman's post, sources said.

Arun Jaitley likely to attend house tomorrow for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election (File photo)

Leader of the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, who stepped aside as finance minister in May to undergo a kidney transplant, is likely to attend the House tomorrow to participate in the election for the Deputy Chairman’s post, sources said.

This will be the Jaitley’s first appearance in the Parliament during the ongoing monsoon session.

“Jaitleyji will be present in the house tomorrow to participate in the voting,” a source said.

Jaitley, 65, who stopped attending office at the beginning of April, underwent a renal transplant operation on May 14. On that day the charge of his ministry was given to Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal on an interim basis.

Jaitley, a Rajya Sabha MP since 2000, was re-elected to the Upper House from Uttar Pradesh in March.

Jaitley had undergone a bariatric surgery soon after the BJP government came to power at the Centre in 2014. The surgery was to treat weight gain that he suffered because of a long-standing diabetic condition.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Stories
1Kathua case: SC seeks Jammu and Kashmir government’s reply on plea alleging custodial torture of witness
2Delhi HC dismisses plea for FIR against Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje in NHAI land deal
3Government orders social audit of over 9000 child care homes in 60 days