BJP leader Arun Jaitley cremated with full state honours at Nigambodh Ghat

The former finance minister passed away, at the age of 66, at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on Saturday. He was admitted to the AIIMS earlier this month after he complained of restlessness. He was placed under observation at the hospital’s Cardio-Neuro-Centre.

Written by August 25, 2019 09:02

New Delhi: Mortal remains of Former Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley cremated with full state honours at Nigambodh Ghat.

The former finance minister passed away, at the age of 66, at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on Saturday. He was admitted to the AIIMS earlier this month after he complained of restlessness. He was placed under observation at the hospital’s Cardio-Neuro-Centre.

Remembering Jaitley, BJP supporters walking with the vehicle chanted ‘Jab tak sooraj chand rahega, Jaitley tera naam rahega’ (Your name will be alive as long as sun and moon are there).

HIGHLIGHTS

# BJP leader Arun Jaitley cremated with full state honours at Nigambodh Ghat.

# Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s mortal remains reaches cremation site.

# Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, at Nigambodh Ghat.

# Mortal remains of Former Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley to be cremated with full state honours at Nigambodh Ghat.

# Final Journey of Arun Jaitley.

# Mortal remains of former Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley being taken to Nigambodh Ghat where the cremation will take place.

# Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan and Piyush Goyal and Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das pay last respects to Former Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley at BJP headquarters.

# Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tributes to former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, at party headquarters.

# Union Home Minister Amit Shah and National Working President of Bharatiya Janata Party, JP Nadda, pay respects to former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, at party headquarters.

# Mortal remains of Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader brought to party headquarters.

# Mortal remains of Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader (BJP) Arun Jaitley being taken to BJP headquarters.

# British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith on Arun Jaitley: He was a man that many people in Britain treasured, knew well, worked with, valued him for his wisdom, gentleness and humour. He will be much missed.

# Delhi: Senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra, NCP leaders Sharad Pawar & Praful Patel, RLD leader Ajit Singh and Former Andhra Pradesh CM & TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu arrive at the residence of Former Union Minister & BJP leader Arun Jaitley to pay their last respects to him.

# Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is away on a three-nation tour, said, “I can’t imagine that I am so far here while my friend has gone away. Some days ago, we lost our former External Affairs Minister Behen Sushma Ji. Today my friend Arun went away.”

Pondicherry Governor and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi remembers how Arun Jaitley motivated her to take up electoral politics.

President Ram Nath Kovind had paid tributes to the former finance minister Jaitley at the latter’s residence.

Several BJP leaders including Home Minister and party’s national president Amit Shah and Union Minister Jitender Singh and Dr Harsh Vardhan were among those who had visited Jaitley’s residence to pay their last respects.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia along with his family, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had also paid their tributes to the former union minister.