Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Image: arunjaitley.com)
Several Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS here on Sunday to enquire about the health condition of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is on life support system.
Jaitley, 66, was admitted to the hospital on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley's health condition since August 10, and several prominent leaders have been visiting the hospital since to know about his wellbeing.
9.44 pm: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is on Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support, in critical stage at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Cardio-Neuro Centre, Delhi. On urge for dialysis to start: Sources at AIIMS
9.34 pm: Jitendra Singh and BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta, too, reached AIIMS to enquire about Arun Jaitley's health
9.32 pm: UP government postpones its cabinet expansion program which was scheduled to be held tomorrow due to Arun Jaitley’s health: Sources.
9.30 pm: BJP Leader Anurag Thakur reaches AIIMS to enquire about the health condition of former finance minister Arun Jaitley.
8.39 pm: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore reaches AIIMS.
8.35 pm: Earlier today, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat went to meet Arun Jaitley in AIIMS.
Wishing my friend #ArunJaitley a long life and good health. He has been a fighter throughout his life. Hope that he wins this crucial fight and comes back actively to all of us soon. Millions and millions of prayers are with you.— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) August 17, 2019
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Visited Sh Arun Jaitley ji. I pray to God for his good health and fast recovery.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 18, 2019
7.05 pm: Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, had been an important part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet in the BJP government’s first term.
6.56 pm: 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.
6.50 pm: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had said on Friday, “Doctors at AIIMS are doing the best they can.”
6.45 pm: Among those who visited the hospital on Sunday were Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalraj Mishra, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Joint General Secretary Dr Krishna Gopal and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.
6.40 pm: According to the latest reports, PM Modi is likely to visit AIIMS at 8 pm today.
6.34 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to visit AIIMS soon.
6.32 pm: Earlier today, several leaders including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Union ministers Smriti Irani and Ram Vilas Paswan visited AIIMS.
Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is admitted. pic.twitter.com/cRppar9XRt— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
6.30 pm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at AIIMS.