Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Death Hoax Floods Twitter
The rumours spreading former Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley’s death has flooded the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Sunday afternoon as plenty of users started asking the health update of the veteran BJP leader. Several WhatsApp posts have also been circulated about Arun Jaitley’s death due to cardiac arrest.
However, Jaitley’s close friend and TV journalist Rajat Sharma has rejected such hoax as he tweeted, “Everyone is discussing my friend @arunjaitley 's health, some out of genuine concern and some for loose talk. Let me share with you that I met him last evening, he is recovering well and is working behind the scenes. Friends and family have convinced him to stay away from public.”
He further added that the veteran BJP leader is ‘avoiding interaction to avoid infection.’
In a reply to a Twitter handle @sanghiRavan to a similar death hoax about Arun Jaitley, another BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said, “Death is an issue between God and Jaitely. It cannot be rumoured but can be announced only by his family. Till that time I will assume he is alive.”
Arun Jaitley has been diagnosed with kidney-related ailment since a long time and had undergone a renal transplant on May 14th last year.
A lawyer by profession, Arun Jaitley is considered as one of the most articulate voices in the Modi government and played a troubleshooter at many crucial occasions.
This was the last tweet by @arunjailtey on 24th May “Saddened beyond words to know about the fire tragedy in Surat. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of all those injured in this tragic incident.”
Arun Jaitley has been very active on twitter as well.