BJP veteran, ex-finance minister Arun Jaitley passes away at 66

24 Août, 2019, 13:11 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • India's then finance minister Arun Jaitley speaks during a panel discussion at the World Bank  IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington. — AP  File

The BJP leader, who was unwell for two years, had undergone a kidney transplant at AIIMS in 2018. His passing away is very saddening.

The prime minister said that he had spoken to Jaitley's wife and son and expressed his condolences.

"Extremely saddened by the passing of Arun Jaitley after battling a long illness with fortitude and dignity". "Shri Arun Jaitley possessed a unique ability of discharging the most onerous responsibility with poise, passion and studied understanding. She leaves behind a void which is hard to fill". "Condolences to his family and associates".

India's former finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley has died in the capital, New Delhi, at the age of 66, the hospital where he was seeking treatment has announced. After being admitted to the Cardio-Neuro-Centre of AIIMS at around 10 am on August 9, Jaitley was continuously monitored by a team of doctors the past couple of weeks.

A day before the Modi 2.0 government was sworn in, Jaitley cited health issues while requesting the prime minister to let him stay out of the Cabinet. He was taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences earlier this month.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu too cut short his Nellore visit who was to leave from and is returning to Delhi.

"His death is an irreparable loss for the country and personally to me also". A fine large-hearted person.

In Modi's government, Jaitley held the portfolios of finance, defense and corporate affairs. "His knowledge and articulation won him several friends", he tweeted.

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said, "A stalwart who paid tribute to his simple beginnings by helping those with meagre means".

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BJP leader Suresh Prabhu tweeted that Jaitley's invaluable contribution in several diverse sectors, government, parliament, legal fraternity, politics, and public life is now unfortunately a memory.

"Untimely demise of former FM and senior leader Sh Arun Jaitley ji is a huge loss to the nation". An outstanding Parliamentarian & a brilliant lawyer, appreciated across parties. As in charge of State of Karnataka, he rejuvenated our party and guided it to new heights.

He brought a defamation case against Delhi's chief minister Arvind Kejrwal after the latter alleged that there were financial irregularities at the DDCA during his tenure.

As finance minister during the BJP's first term, he was credited with a landmark goods and services tax bill - India's most significant tax reform since independence. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

Supriya Sahu, the Director General of Doordarshan, India's state-run news broadcaster, said, "Heart breaking news of the passing away of Shri Arun Jaitley ji". Our condolences to his family. Thoughts and prayers with his family in this moment of grief. Despite political differences we enjoyed a healthy mutual respect & debated his Budget often in LS.

"Arun Jaitley Ji was a political giant, towering intellectual & legal luminary". Condolences to his family.

Union finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman expressed her condolonces saying that Jaitley was a great mentor for her and that she had learnt a lot from him.

Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday.

During his tenure as finance minister, Jaitley led the enactment of a bankruptcy code and a national goods and services tax law that had languished for nearly 20 years. As a student, he was a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.



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