Senior BJP leader Shri Arun Jaitley, who opted out of the new government at the Centre, congratulated PM Shri Narendra Modi for taking oath as Prime Minister for a second consecutive term.
In a post on Twitter, Shri Jaitley, who was the Finance Minister in the first PM regime, stated that India is moving steadfast on the path of progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Modi.
“Congratulations to Narendra Modi ji on taking oath for the second time as the Prime Minister of India. I wish the very best to all the members inducted in the Union Council of Ministers. India is moving steadfast on the path of progress under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji,” he tweeted.
Shri Jaitley had previously written to the Prime Minister saying that he would like to keep out of the new cabinet, citing his health condition.
“I am writing to you to formally request you that I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and, therefore, not be a part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government,” Shri Jaitley wrote in a letter to the Prime Minister.