Arun Jaitley, Former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader, Dies at 66

Arun Jaitley, Former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader, Dies at 66.

Mr Jaitley was hospitalised since August 8, had been on life support and been monitored by a multidisciplinary team of doctors since then.

Mr Jaitley a lawyer by profession had been an integral part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet in the first term of BJP government. He handled the finance and defence portfolios and often roled as the chief troubleshooter of the government. He sojourned back to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election presumably because of his health illness.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Union Home Minister along with political leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia, Mayawati, Nitish Kumar and Yogi Adityanath visited Mr Jaitley in hospital.


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