Gadkari, Javadekar Visit AIIMS To Enquire About Arun Jaitley’s Health
Arun Jaitley, then finance minister, speaks during an interview, in New Delhi, on Nov. 2, 2015. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Gadkari, Javadekar Visit AIIMS To Enquire About Arun Jaitley’s Health

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As former finance minister Arun Jaitley continues to be critical at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, several leaders, including Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prakash Javadekar, visited the hospital on Tuesday to enquire about his health.

On Monday Bhratiya Janata Party veteran LK Advani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Delhi LG Anil Baijal and Maneka Gandhi among others visited the hospital to know about his well-being.

The Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, PK Mishra, and Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha also visited the hospital on Monday evening.

Jaitley, 66, was rushed to the AIIMS on Aug. 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness.

According to sources, he is on life support system. A multidisciplinary team of doctors is consistently monitoring his condition.

AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley's health condition since Aug. 10.

Several prominent leaders, including Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Jitendra Singh and Ram Vilas Paswan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress' Abhishek Singhvi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, BSP supremo Mayawati and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat have visited the hospital in recent days to enquire about Jaitley's health and meet his family members.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had said on Friday, “Doctors at AIIMS are doing the best they can.”

President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had visited AIIMS on Friday to check on the leader's health.

Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, had been a key member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet in the BJP government's first term. He held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government.

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