Arun Jaitley, one of the top three leaders of BJP, after PM Modi and Amit Shah has officially withdrawn himself from his responsibilities as the Finance Minister as of now.

He posted a copy of the letter that he sent to the Prime Minister on Twitter. The letter said that he was facing serious health issues since the last 18 months and would like to free himself from any responsibilites for now. Mr. Arun Jaitley also mentioned that he had conveyed these plans of his to PM Modi orally as well before he left for Kedarnath.

Here is what his letter said:

Facing such a news just a day before the oath must have come as a shock for the BJP-government. While it is still to be seen who takes up the position of Finance Minister, it should be recalled that in January, Piyush Goyal took the position of the Interim Finance Minister while Jaitley was in the US, undergoing treatment.