PM Modi Pays Tribute To Arun Jaitley, Calls Him, "Political Giant, Towering Intellectual"

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Arun Jaitley, Calls Him, "Political Giant, Towering Intellectual"

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Arun Jaitley, Calls Him, "Political Giant, Towering Intellectual" 

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences on the death of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley this morning. PM Modi is in the UAE on a three-nation visit to the Gulf.

"Arun Jaitley Ji was a political giant, towering intellectual and legal luminary. He was an articulate leader who made a lasting contribution to India. His passing away is very saddening. Spoke to his wife Sangeeta Ji as well as son Rohan, and expressed condolences. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted.

 

PM Modi spoke with Mr Jaitley's wife and son, who insisted that he should not cut short his foreign visit.

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Mr Jaitley, one of the chief defenders of PM Modi's government, died today at 66 after battling a long illness. He had been admitted at Delhi's AIIMS hospital and is the second high profile loss for the ruling BJP after former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, who died on August 6.

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