New Delhi: Union Ministry Arun Jaitley resumed the charge as Finance Minister on Friday and attended the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting in the national capital over Pulwama Terror Attack. He returned to India on February 9 following his medical treatment in the United States. Also Read - Railways to Run Oxygen Express Trains Via Green Corridors to Meet Demand Amid COVID Cases Surge
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader had left for the US for a medical checkup for his kidney ailment last month. Thereafter, the charge of Finance ministry was given to Piyush Goyal by the President. Also Read - Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express Train Operations To Remain Suspended From Friday Till Further Advice
Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS last year in early April following which he underwent dialysis. He had a renal transplant surgery on May 14, 2018. In September 2014, Jaitley had undergone a bariatric surgery at Max Hospital to treat weight gain that he suffered because of a long-standing diabetic condition. He also had heart surgery several years ago. Also Read - Chenab Bridge: World's Highest Rail Bridge in Jammu & Kashmir is Ready And It's Stunning
In an interview to PTI in New York after the Budget presentation, he said he was on a recovery course. He had said that his return to India in time to reply to the Budget debate in Parliament will depend on when his doctors will allow him to leave.
“It depends on after my treatment here, which is all over. I am on the recovery course. It’s when my doctors allow me to go back. As of present, as I understand, Piyush Goyal will be replying (to the Budget debate in Parliament),” he had said.