Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das calls on Arun Jaitley for courtesy meeting

New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das called on outgoing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday.

The governor in a tweet said that it was a courtesy meeting.

His tweet came amid speculations in some media on the state of Jaitley's health.

 Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das calls on Arun Jaitley for courtesy meeting

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with RBI governor Shaktikanta Das (right). Pic courtesy: Twitter

Dispelling such remours, the government on Sunday said reports on the deteriorating health of Jaitley are false and baseless, and media should stay clear of rumour mongering.

"Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley's health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering," government spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted.

Jaitley's college friend and media baron Rajat Sharma as well as Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta also rejected reports on deteriorating health of the senior BJP leader.

Dasgupta tweeted that he met Jaitley Sunday afternoon and presented a copy of his book to him. In another tweet, he said, "Actually he is off all medication now. Just recovering his strength and working as usual. He is still meeting officials."

"Questions about @arunjaitley health understandable. He is recovering from a bout of heavy medication. But he is still in terrific form and his wit is firmly intact. Needs a little rest to get back his strength. All our good wishes," the MP tweeted.

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Updated Date: May 27, 2019 08:46:10 IST