Budget session of the Parliament ends on February 13, and debate on the interim Budget has been taken up in the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha (Photo: RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images).


INDIAN finance minister Arun Jaitley who was in the US for medical treatment has returned to India today (9).

“Delighted to be back home,” minister said in a tweet.

Jaitley, who was the country’s finance minister before a medical procedure led to the charge being temporarily taken away from him, missed presenting the sixth and final Budget of the prime minister Narendra Modi led government before the general elections.

In his absence, the charge of the ministry was given to railways minister Piyush Goyal.

Jaitley, however, has been active on social media tweeting and writing facebook posts and had also met reporters through a video call from New York and fielded questions on the Budget.

Budget session of the Parliament ends on February 13, and debate on the interim Budget has been taken up in the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha.

Jaitley, 66, had last month flown to New York for the treatment after being reportedly diagnosed with soft tissue cancer which required surgery. This was his first overseas visit after he underwent renal transplant surgery last year at AIIMS.

(PTI)