Rajnath Singh's Tribute To Former Union Minister, "Arun Jaitley Pulled Economy Out Of Gloom"

Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh's Tribute To Former Union Minister,  "Arun Jaitley Pulled Economy Out Of Gloom" 

New Delhi: The senior leader of BJP, Arun Jaitley, passed away after a prolonged illness. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mourned the demise of the late leader and said that he will always be "remembered for pulling the economy out of the gloom"

 

"Jaitleyji will always be remembered for pulling the economy out of the gloom and putting it back on the right track. The BJP will miss Arunji's presence. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family," Mr Singh tweeted.

Mr Jaitley died today at Delhi's AIIMS at the age of 66.

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"It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley. Honourable Member of Parliament and former finance minister, government of India at 12:07 pm on 24 August, 2019. Shri Arun Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on 09/08/2019 and was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors," said AIIMS in a statement.

A lawyer by profession, Arun Jaitley had been an important part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet in the BJP government's first term. He held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government.

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