Arun Jaitley, who was undergoing treatment in New York, returned to India on Saturday, 9 February. On his arrival Jaitley tweeted, “Delighted to be back home.”
Jaitley, who holds the Finance portfolio, was not able to come back to present the interim budget of the Modi government ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, as he was purportedly undergoing medical treatment for kidney ailment.
Though away from home, he was always prompt and active in putting his political point of view across through his Facebook blogs and tweets.
In his absence, interim Finnace Minister Piyush Goyal presented the budget in which he announced various big measures like direct cash transfers for farmers and a rebate for tax payers who earn upto Rs 5 lakh per annum.