PM Modi pays tribute to Arun Jaitley at his residence, extends condolence to bereaved family (Video)

Arun Jaitley passed away in New Delhi at the AIIMS hospital on August 24. He was 66.

Written by August 27, 2019 11:22

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to late Arun Jaitley at his residence and extend condolences to the bereaved family.

Here, the Prime Minister met Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta Jaitley and their children.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also present.

The Prime Minister could not attend the funeral of the former finance minister as he was away from the country on a three-nation visit to France-UAE-Bahrain.

He had, however, spoken to Jaitley’s family following the news of his demise and expressed his condolences.

Union Home Minister arrived ahead of PM Modi’s arrival.

Jaitley passed away in New Delhi at the AIIMS hospital on August 24. He was 66.

A four-time member of Rajya Sabha, he became a Cabinet minister in the government of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000. He was Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from June 2009 to 2014.

Jaitley was Finance and Corporate Affairs minister in the first term of Modi government and also held portfolios of Defence and Information and Broadcasting.