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Arun Jaitley: The chief troubleshooter of Narendra Modi govt's first stint

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Health seems to have paused, if not ended, a superb four-decade-long political career of articulate, suave and super strategist Arun Jaitley -- regarded by some as Narendra Modi's original 'Chanakya', his chief trouble-shooter since 2002 when the Gujarat riots hung over the then chief minister like a dark cloud. A day before the Modi 2.0 government is to be sworn in, Jaitley, 66, on Wednesday cited health issues to ask the prime minister - who has aptly described him as "a precious diamond" - to let him stay out of the Cabinet.

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