New Delhi, (29/5/2019): BJP president Amit Shah can be the choice for the next Finance Minister in the new Modi government, according to reports. Amit Shah contested Lok Sabha election from Gandhinagar seat in Gujarat, and won by a heavy margin.
After being elected to the 17th Lok Sabha, Amit Shah today resigned as Rajya Sabha member. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also resigned as Rajya Sabha member. Ravi Shankar fought the election from Patna Sahib constituency and defeated Shatrughan Sinha.
Current Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley today wrote to PM Modi informing him about his health issues and requesting not give him any responsibilities at present citing health issues.
In his letter to the Prime Minister, Arun Jaitley said, “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.”
With Arun Jaitley opting out of receiving any ministry in the new cabinet and as the new government formation is about to take place, Amit Shah is likely to take finance ministry’s responsibility.