Arun Jaitley To Take Oath For Fresh Rajya Sabha Term


New Delhi: “The Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs,Shri arunjaitley will take oath as Member of Rajya Sabha on Sunday,15th April,2018.The Vice President & Chairman, Rajya Sabha, Shri MVenkaiahNaidu will administer the oath to Shri Jaitley in his Chamber in Parliament House,” the Finance Ministry said in a tweet.

The ceremony is likely to take place at 11:00 AM, sources said. Jaitley was on April 3 once again appointed as the Leader of the Upper House following the re-election. He has not been going to his North Block office since April 2. He underwent dialysis at AIIMS on April 9 and has been confined to a controlled environment’ at home.

He had cancelled his scheduled foreign visits and had confirmed his illness in a tweet. I am being treated for kidney-related problems & certain infections that I have contracted, he had tweeted.

Jaitley had in September 2014 undergone a bariatric surgery to treat weight gain that he suffered because of a long-standing diabetic condition. That surgery was first performed at Max Hospital, but he had to be later shifted to AIIMS because of complications.