Arun Jaitley was earlier admitted to AIIMS for treatment in May this year (File Photo)
Former Union Finance Minister and one of the ruling BJP's senior-most members was admitted to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after he complained of breathing problems. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan have both reached the hospital.
Mr Jaitley, 66, had stepped down as Finance Minister earlier this year, citing health troubles. He also declined to join the BJP-led government after the party won the Lok Sabha elections.
After the BJP's victory in the national election, Mr Jaitley, 66, had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would "not be part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government" because of his health.
Mr Jaitley was earlier admitted to AIIMS for treatment in May this year.
He had also undergone a renal transplant on May 14 last year over which he had taken a long break as Finance Minister.
His health issues became worse after the kidney transplant. A diabetic, he also had to skip the interim budget in February when he was in hospital in the US for treatment.
Here are the highlights:
Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh have left AIIMS
After checking on Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh have left AIIMS. PM Modi had left earlier after checking on Mr Jaitley.
Arun Jaitley Health: Rajnath Singh reaches AIIMS to check on Arun Jaitley
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Dr Harsha Vardhan were also among the several BJP leaders who rushed to the hospital to check on Arun Jaitley, reported news agency ANI.
Arun Jaitley Health: AIIMS releases statement on Arun Jaitley's health, says he is "undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit"
AIIMS has released a short statement over Arun Jaitley's health. The statement says he is "currently undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of doctors."
Arun Jaitley Health: PM Modi has left AIIMS
PM Narendra Modi has left from AIIMS after checking on Arun Jaitley.
Arun Jaitley Health: PM Modi earlier arrived at AIIMS to check on former finance minister Arun Jaitley
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been admitted, according to news agency ANI.
Arun Jaitley Health: PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, speaker Om Birla at AIIMS to check on Arun Jaitley
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey are at the hospital to enquire about his health condition, reported news agency PTI.