India’s ailing finance minister quits govt

30 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: India’s influential but ailing finance minister Arun Jaitley announced Wednesday that he would not serve in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new Hindu nationalist government because of poor health, reports AFP.

Jaitley, 66, a key member of the last government, said in a letter to Modi he released on Twitter that he would “like to keep away from any responsibility” so he could concentrate on his health and treatment.