RIP Arun Jaitley | Former Finance Minister cremated with state honours

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS's cardiology department following chest complications, passed away on Saturday at the age of 66. The mortal remains of former Union minister Arun Jaitley was taken to the Nigambodh Ghat from the BJP headquarters and the last rites performed by his son, with full State honours.
  • 16:55

    Thousands pay last respect to Jaitley

    Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and senior leaders from across the political divide paid last respects to former finance minister Arun Jaitley at the BJP headquarters on Sunday afternoon before his final journey.

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  • 19:49

    Jaitley's presence will be remembered in Parl: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said former union minister Arun Jaitley's voice will no longer reverberate within the hallowed portals of Parliament, but his presence will be remembered.

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  • 19:47

    Punjab to observe state mourning on Monday over Jaitley's demise

    The Punjab government will observe state mourning on Monday as a mark of respect towards former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away in New Delhi.

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  • 19:46

    Jaitley guided me though I came from different party: Baijayant Panda

    BJP national vice president Baijayant 'Jay' Panda on Sunday recalled how former finance minister Arun Jaitley took him under his guidance when he was a rookie BJD MP in 1998, illustrating that the departed leader was not constrained by the political divide.

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  • 15:17

    Arun Jaitley's son performs the last rites of cremation

    The funeral pyre wasprepared for the former Union Minister and he was cremated by his son Rohan Jaitley.

    Almost all of the BJP cadre are present at Nigambodh Ghat, along with veteran BJP leader LK Advani and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CMManish Sisodia, to support the family of the late BJP leader.

    A heavy pyre lit since it is raining in Delhi.

  • 16:32

    Jaitley's presence will be remembered in Parl: Rahul

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said former union minister Arun Jaitley's voice will no longer reverberate within the hallowed portals of Parliament, but his presence will be remembered.

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  • 15:06

    The final rites begin

    Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's final rites begin. His son Rohan Jaitley brings his father's mortal remains inside the cremation ground at Nigambodh Ghat.

  • 14:22

    M Venkaiah Naidu, Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah at Nigambodh Ghat

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

  • 13:33

    Arun Jaitley was taken to the Nigambodh Ghat from the BJP headquarters

    The mortal remains of former Union minister Arun Jaitley was taken to the Nigambodh Ghat from the BJP headquarters here on Sunday afternoon in a flower-decked gun carriage, amidst chants of 'Jaitley ji amar rahein'.

    The last rites will be performed around 2.30 pm with full State honours, a senior BJP leader.

    BJP workers and mourners queued up in large numbers outside the party headquarters since morning to pay their last respects to the leader.

    Posters remembering Jaitley have been put up on the roads leading to the Nigambodh Ghat, on the banks of the Yamuna river.

    The 66-year-old leader passed away at the AIIMS here on Saturday. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital, where he was admitted on August 9.

    (PTI)

  • 13:13

    Arun Jaitley’s final journey

    Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's mortal remains are now taken toNigambodh Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna river for performing the last rites around 2.30 pm with full State honours.

  • 12:29

    Defence Minister pays his tributes

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

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

  • 11:10

    Amit Shah and JP Nadda pay their respects

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

  • 10:38

    Arun Jaitley's mortal remains arrive at the party HQ

    Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's mortal remains are brought to the BJP headquartersat the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, Delhi. Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at the HQ to pay his tribute to the late BJP leader.

  • 10:15

    A man that many people in Britain treasured: British High Commissioner

    British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith on #ArunJaitley: 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.

  • 10:13

    Arun Jaitley's mortal remains taken to BJP headquarters

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

  • 09:11

    Jaitley to be cremated at Nigambodh Ghat in afternoon

    Former finance minister Arun Jaitley will be cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday afternoon.

    According to a Delhi BJP leader, Jaitley's mortal remains will be brought to the party headquarters at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg here around 10.30 am for his admirers and followers to pay their last respects.

  • 00:13

    Jaitley, sixth key Cabinet face to die in last 5 year

    Modi 2:0 government has in less than three months of coming to power, has lost two big talents from its pool with back-to-back death of two eloquent leaders in Sushma Swaraj andArun Jaitley.

    The BJP, however, has put the options already in place as Sushma Swaraj had declined to contest Lok Sabha polls in 2019 and before the Cabinet formation, Jaitley had in writing asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spare him from government responsibility citing health reasons.

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  • 23:02

    Jaitley was very hurt when BSY formed KJP: Kore

    Arun Jaitley came to be known as B S Yediyurappa’s godfather and proved to be his Man Friday on occasions when he faced political crisis during his first stint as chief minister of Karnataka’s first majority BJP government.In fact, the BJP put Jaitley in charge of Karnataka when the BJP won in Karnataka in 2008, with which the party tasted its first success in the south. The former union finance minister was also in charge of Karnataka for the 2004 Lok Sabha polls, in which the saffron party won 18 out of the 28 seats. Therefore, Jaitley was familiar with the political landscape of Karnataka from the BJP’s point of view.

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  • 21:14

    ICC Chairman Manohar expresses his condolence

    International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar expressed his condolences on passing away of former union finance ministerArunJaitley, recollecting his friendship with the departed leader which strengthened over the years.

    Manohar recently paid a visit toJaitleyin New Delhi, who breathed his last on Saturday after prolonged illness.

    "Extremely pained and deeply saddened to know of the passing away of ShriArunJaitleyji. I have had the pleasure of knowing him personally and over years, our friendship strengthened owing to our common interests," Manohar, who is currently in Colombo, said in his condolence message to PTI.

    "I had recently visited him in New Delhi and was hoping he will pull out of this. May God give strength to his family to tide over this immense loss," the former BCCI president added.

  • 21:07

    People in Guj villages adopted by Arun Jaitley mourn his death

    People of a group of villages in Dabhoi taluka of Vadodara district on Saturday mourned the demise of BJP leaderArunJaitleyby downing shutters of shops and holding condolence meetings.

    Jaitley, a three time Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, had adopted Karnali, Pipaliya, Vadia and Baglipura, all part of Karnali group panchayat, in December 2014 under the Centre's Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

    Jaitleydied at AIIMS in Delhi on Saturday afternoon after prolonged illness. He was 66.

    "People of Karnali and Pipaliya, Vadia and Baglipura expressed grief by closing shops and attending condolence meetings.Jaitleyhad rolled out a plan to modernise Karnali village, situated on the banks of Narmada river," Rajni Pandya, chief priest of a famous Lord Shiva temple here told PTI.

    "Jaitleyhelped develop various facilities in Karnali where lakhs of Lord Shiva devotees visit the Kuber Bhandari temple every year," Pandya said.

    Jaitleyhad spent a day in his adopted village on June 1, 2015, and had also laid the foundation stone of a water tank and modern post office.

    Among his plans for the village was construction of a bridge between Karnali and Chandod, located on the other side of the Narmada river, so that devotees could visit religious places without having to take a long road detour.

    "We had been holding special prayers in the temple every day from August 10, soon afterJaitleywas admitted in AIIMS. The puja continued till today," he said.

    PTI

  • 20:43
  • 20:03

    SRCC juniors remember Jaitley as great orator

    Arun Jaitley was a great orator and born leader whose "heart was with the SRCC" -- that is how the principal and his juniors remembered the famous and beloved alumnus of the college


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  • 19:57

    Bar lost 'eminent jurist': BCI on Jaitley's demise

    Lawyers' bodies on Saturday condoled the passing away of senior advocate and former Union minister Arun Jaitley, saying the legal fraternity has lost an "eminent jurist", and the void created by his demise would be difficult to fill


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  • 19:52

    Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS

    Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on Friday admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after he complained of weakness and breathing trouble.

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  • 19:49

    Jaitley brought military reforms when he was Def Min

    In his two brief stints as defence minister, Arun Jaitley cleared the path for ushering in a raft of long-pending reforms in the armed forces and came out with key policy initiatives to make India self-reliant in defence production


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  • 19:44

    Jaitley's death an irreparable loss: Mahajan

    Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday termed as "irreparable loss for the government and the BJP" the death of former union finance minister Arun Jaitley


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  • 19:35

    Congress leaders pay their respects to Arun Jaitley

  • 19:36

    Jaitley was the man for all seasons for BJP

    For the BJP, Arun Jaitley was a man for all seasons -- a strategist who crafted its rise in many states, a suave and moderate face who won the saffron party new allies and an articulate champion of its cause whose persuasive skills were a valuable asset for its leadership


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  • 19:27

    Working with Jaitley, great learning experience: Lavasa

    Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, who served as a finance secretary under former finance minister Arun Jaitley, on Saturday said working with him was a great learning experience


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  • 18:44
  • 18:11

    Jaitley left indelible mark as Fin Min: Shah

    Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday condoled the death of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, saying he has left an indelible mark in implementing the prime minister's vision for the welfare of poor and placing India as the world's fastest economy


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  • 18:08

    LK Advani pays his respects to Jaitley

  • 18:02

    BJP depended on Jaitley to solve complex issues: Advani

    The senior leader also said that Jaitley was known and respected for his "sharp, analytical mind and everyone in the BJP always depended on him for finding solutions to complex issues."

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  • 18:00

    Arun Jaitley was an asset for country, government and party: Rajnath Singh

  • 17:52

    US Embassy releases statement on Jaitley's death

    US Mission in India grieves with people of India on the demise of former Minister Arun Jaitley. He'll be remembered for his long & distinguished service. Especially notable was his introduction of GST, efforts to improve ease of doing business and measures to combat corruption.

    Minister Jaitley recognized the importance of US-India relationship & worked to improve economic ties between our countries. US Mission in India extends our deepest condolences to former Minister Jaitley’s family& many friends, as well as to all the citizens of India

    (ANI)

  • 17:47

    Jaitley: Modi's valued friend who wore many hats

    He was the perfect 'insider' for the 'outsider'. Had it not been for this man who knew Lutyens' Delhi inside out, the one who came from outside with aplomb may not have been able to make his mark. The handholding was not just restricted to months after May 2014. But even in the 1990s, when the man from Gujarat was declared persona non grata in his home state and stationed in distant Chandigarh, he taught the other man how to make a mark irrespective of the task assigned


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  • 17:28
  • 17:20

    Former FM Arun Jaitley passes away

  • 17:16

    Haryana to observe 2-day state mourning for Arun Jaitley

    The Haryana government has decided to observe a two-day state mourning as a mark of respect to former Union finance minister ArunJaitley, who died in New Delhi on Saturday.

    According to a circular issued by the chief secretary office here, the national flag will fly at half-mast from August 24 to August 25 in the state on all the buildings where it is flown regularly, and there will be no official programmes on these days.

    (PTI)

  • 17:12

    Uttarakhand declares state mourning for a day

    Uttarakhand Government has declared state mourning of a day following the demise of Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley; the national flag will fly at half-mast, reports ANI

  • 17:08
  • 16:57

    India Inc lauds Jaitley, the true reformist

    Tributes poured in from India Inc with corporate leaders expressing profound grief at the passing away of former Finance Ministry and BJP veteran Arun Jaitley here, describing him as a true reformist and a great statesman


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  • 16:55

    BJP owes Jaitley for being what it is today: Sibal

    Sibal said Jaitley was a man of exceptional qualities and abilities and was wedded to an ideology since his university days and was "fateful to that ideology till his last breath".

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  • 16:26

    Indian cricket team to wear black armbands to condole the demise of Arun Jaitley

    Indian cricket team to wear black armbands in its match against West Indies on Saturday to condole the demise of Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was also the president of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) & former vice-president of BCCI.

  • 16:12

  • 16:10

    Indian Men's cricket captain, Virat Kohli remembers Jaitley's visit at his father's funeral

  • 16:07

    Journalists in Delhi surely miss true Delhite Jaitley

    Till recently, before Arun Jaitley fell sick, everyday afternoon he used to meet media persons for off the record chats. Nicknamed as Jaitley Darbar, in the gathering, he chatted with media persons on a range of issues and gossips related to Lutyens' zone of the national capital formed an integral part of this interaction


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  • 15:56

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  • 15:47

    Arun Jaitley: Cricket manager who fielded controversies

    Arun Jaitley was one of the longest-serving presidents of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). However, his legacy of 13 years received more criticism than compliments.

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  • 15:45

    Personally, deeply saddened by Jaitley's demise: Gogoi

    Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said with the demise of Arun Jaitley, the country has lost "an eminent senior advocate" and "a tall leader".

    "I am personally, deeply saddened by the passing of Arun Jaitley," the CJI told PTI.

    Justice Gogoi said on behalf of the country's judiciary, "I express my condolences to his family and pray for the noble soul to rest in peace."


  • 15:40

  • 15:36

    Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj: A tale of two leaders

    Like a doubles team in lawn tennis, they played together for the party with an elan that finds few parallels in politics


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  • 15:32

    SBI Chairman, Rajnish Kumar releases statement on Jaitley's death

    We at State Bank of India deeply mourn the demise of Former Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley. Mr Jaitley will be remembered for the many landmark reforms like GST and IBC that he ushered in his era as FM. With his passing away, the country and the financial sector has lost a true friend and a guide. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

  • 15:30

    BCCI condoles the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India condoles the sad demise of its former Vice-President and a former IPL Governing Council member, Shri Arun Jaitley.

    A remarkable statesman, Mr Jaitley was a passionate cricket follower and will always be remembered as one of the most able and respected cricket administrators.

    During his long tenure as the President of the Delhi & District Cricket Association, he brought about a tremendous change in the cricketing infrastructure. A close friend of the cricketers, he always stood by them, encouraged them and supported them in their quest for excellence.

    The BCCI shares the pain and grief of the Jaitley family and prays for the departed soul.

    (BCCI official statement)

  • 15:28

    BJP Working President JP Nadda lays a wreath on mortal remains of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on behalf of BJP President Amit Shah- ANI

  • 15:20

    10 things to know about Arun Jaitley

    The 'Budget Father' is known for his oratory skills and his views on politics. He has held multiple posts in the Cabinet of BJP governments in the past. Before becoming the Finance Minister of the country, he was the Minister of Corporate Affairs. He has also held the Defence Ministry and Information and Broadcasting Ministry portfolio

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  • 15:17

    Ex-PM Manmohan Singh releases statement on Arun Jaitley's death

  • 15:12

  • 15:10

    Arun Jaitley: BJP’s defender-in-chief, media manager

    From being a master strategist to donning the role of the chief trouble-shooter, former finance minister Arun Jaitley’s political career graph has run almost parallel to that of the BJP


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  • 15:08

    Arun Jaitley - Man who steered FinMin through DeMo, GST

    Being the chief troubleshooter in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and skillfully handling finance ministry, Arun Jaitley was loved by a wide spectrum of people, in the government, the Opposition, media and the judiciary.


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  • 15:04

    'An astute parliamentarian': Cong on Jaitley's death

    Top Congress leaders on Saturday condoled the death of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, with the party saying it was deeply saddened to hear about his demise.

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  • 14:55

    Former India openers and Delhi teammates, Sehwag and Gambhir pay tribute to Arun Jaitley

  • 14:52

    The night Jaitley sowed the seed of anti-Emergency stir

    Had Arun Jaitley not walked out of his home in west Delhi's Naraina into the darkness on the night of 25 June 1975, he would not have created a history of sorts the next day!

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  • 14:34

    Jaitley to be cremated at Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday

    Former Finance Minister ArunJaitleywill be cremated on Sunday afternoon at the Nigambodh Ghat, BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal said.

    Jaitley's body will be taken to his Kailash Colony residence after formalities are completed at the AIIMS. On Sunday morning, his body will be taken to the BJP headquarters where leaders across the political spectrum are expected to pay their last respects.

    From BJP headquarters, it will be taken to the Nigambodh Ghat for the last rites

    (PTI)

  • 14:41

  • 14:39

    Gautam Adani lauds Jaitley's vision and progressive thinking

  • 14:33

  • 14:29

    Yogi Adityanath pays his tributes to Arun Jaitley

    The loss of life is such an irreparable loss to the country and society whose vacancy we will continue to realize for a long time, tweeted UP CM Yogi Adityanath

  • 14:24

    Have lost a valued friend: Modi on Jaitley's death

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described Arun Jaitley as a "valued friend" whose insights and nuanced understanding of matters had "very few parallels" as he condoled the death of the senior BJP leader who was one of his close confidants for decades

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  • 14:18

  • 14:15

    "Truly cherish the many years of friendship shared with a humble leader who was also a great statesman": N Chandrababu Naidu

    Devastated to learn about the passing away of Arun Jaitley ji. Truly cherish the many years of friendship shared with a humble leader who was also a great statesman. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • 14:11

  • 14:08

  • 14:03

    Jaitley's demise 'big loss' for country: AG

    Attorney General K K Venugopal on Saturday termed the passing away of senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Arun Jaitley as a "big loss" for the country, his party and the legal fraternity.

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  • 14:00

    In Pictures: Remembering life and times of Arun Jaitley

    Follow the life of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday, through these photos

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  • 13:57

    Top political leaders pay tributes to Jaitley

    Top political leaders paid rich tributes to senior BJP leader and former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who died on Saturday.

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  • 13:49

    Jaitley served the nation with dedication: Irani

    Union minister Smriti Irani on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, calling him a stalwart who served the nation and his 'sangathan' (organisation) with "dedication and zeal".

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  • 13:48

    "He was a powerful intellectual, an able administrator and a man of impeccable integrity.": M Venkaiah Naidu

    His death is an irreparable loss for the country and personally to me also. I have no words to express my grief. He was a powerful intellectual, an able administrator and a man of impeccable integrity.

  • 13:47

    "BJP family has lost one of its integral members today": Raghubar Das

    "Saddened by Jaitley ji's demise, BJP family has lost one of its integral members today. I pray to the almighty to give peace to the departed soul and give strength to his family at this time of grief."

  • 13:44

    Arun Jaitley: Cricket manager who fielded controversies

    Arun Jaitley was one of the longest-serving presidents of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). However, his legacy of 13 years received more criticism than compliments.

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  • 13:41

    "An astute parliamentarian, he’ll always be remembered": Randeep Singh Surjewala

    Saddened to know about the demise of Shri Arun Jaitley. My deepest condolences to his family. An astute parliamentarian, he’ll always be remembered. May his soul Rest in Peace.

  • 13:36

    "It is more painful as we lost another great leader after Sushma Swaraj ji in just a few days": Devendra Fadnavis

    Shocked and deeply pained to know about our great leader Arun Jaitley ji. It is more painful as we lost another great leader after Sushma Swaraj ji in just a few days. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and crore of BJPKaryakartas. This is my personal loss too!

  • 13:34

    "France stands with India & its people in this time of deep grief": Alexandre Ziegler

    French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler: On behalf of France, I offer our heartfelt condolences to the family & loved ones of Arun Jaitley ji. France stands with India & its people in this time of deep grief.

  • 13:31

    J&K and Article 370: The last blog Arun Jaitley penned

    Jaitley was known to articulate his views of major events through blogposts on his Facebook page.Here is the last blog that he penned down - a write up on Jammu and Kashmir and the abrogation of Article 370

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  • 13:28

    Arun Jaitley - Man who steered FinMin through DeMo, GST

    Being the chief troubleshooter in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and skillfully handling finance ministry, Arun Jaitley was loved by a wide spectrum of people, in the government, the Opposition, media and the judiciary.

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  • 13:26

    "He would take extra pain to arrive at a consensus after accommodating diverse views": Himanta Biswa Sarma

    I have had the privilege of working along with Sri Arun Jaitley in the GST Council and I must confess he is one of the finest democrats I have ever seen. He would take extra pain to arrive at a consensus after accommodating diverse views.

  • 13:24

    "He was an outstanding statesman & administrator who devoted his life to public service & nation’s growth": Piyush Goyal

    "Shri Arun Jaitley ji's demise is an irreparable loss for all of us.

    He was an outstanding statesman & administrator who devoted his life to public service & nation’s growth

    The nation is in mourning. My deep condolences to his family in this moment of grief. Om Shanti."

  • 13:22

    "Jaitley Sahab served mother India in many roles in his illustrious political career": Dharmendra Pradhan

    "Distraught by the demise of my friend, philosopher and teacher Shri Arun Jaitley ji. Articulate, suave and a master strategist, Jaitley Sahab served mother India in many roles in his illustrious political career. He was one of the finest Finance Minister that India ever had"

  • 13:21

    "His wits, elephantine memory, great oratory skills, logical & unbeatable arguments & articulations will always be remembered": Prakash Javadekar

    Shocked at the demise of our guide and friend Arun Jaitley Ji.His wits, elephantine memory, great oratory skills, logical & unbeatable arguments & articulations will always be remembered. It is a great loss for BJP and the country

  • 13:20

    "Full of life, blessed with wit, a great sense of humour and charisma": Narendra Modi

  • 13:18

    "His contribution to governance has been profound": Naveen Patnaik

    Deeply saddened to hear about passing away of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley ji. He was a distinguished lawyer, parliamentarian and an erudite person. His contribution to governance has been profound. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and followers.

  • 13:15

    "His speeches in the Rajya Sabha, both in favor and in the opposition, will always remain forever" Nitin Gadkari

    "My heartfelt tribute to Arun ji. The country will always miss them. His speeches in the Rajya Sabha, both in favor and in the opposition, will always remain forever."

  • 13:14

    "Every moment of his life was textbook of inspiration": Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    "The country today lost a lively person whose every moment of life was "textbook of inspiration". Arun Jaitley Ji’s demise is an irreparable loss to the nation. My tributes."

  • 13:12

    Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj: A tale of two leaders

    Two intellectual faces of the BJP— Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last on Saturday afternoon and Sushma Swaraj who died on August 6, 2019 — bid adieu to the world in the same month. They were so diametrically different yet so essentially integral to the party they represented.

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  • 13:11

    Arun Jaitley: BJP’s defender-in-chief, media manager

    From being a master strategist to donning the role of the chief trouble-shooter, former finance minister Arun Jaitley’s political career graph has run almost parallel to that of the BJP.

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  • 13:10

    "A stalwart BJP leader and will always be remembered for generations to come.": Mukul Roy

    "Deeply saddened to know the demise of Shri Arun Jaitley ji. Personal loss for me as he was friend and guide who was always available to help. He was stalwart BJP leader and will always be remembered for generations to come. Om Shanti."

  • 13:09

    Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu who was to leave from Chennai for Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, has cut short his visit and is returning to Delhi following the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: ANI

  • 13:08

    "The country has lost a statesman, a public intellectual, an impeccable orator and a distinguished advocate.": ABVP

    "ABVP family is deeply anguished by the sad demise of our former karyakarta and Former Union Minister of India Shri Arun Jaitley ji.

    With his passing away, the country has lost a statesman, a public intellectual, an impeccable orator and a distinguished advocate."

  • 13:07

    "BJP's trouble-shooter-in-chief": N Biren Sharma, Manipur CM

    "Deeply saddened to hear the passing of Shri Arun Jaitley ji, BJP'strouble-shooter-in-chief. May his soul rest in peace at the Heavenly abode and I share the grief of the bereaved family"

  • 13:04

    "A huge loss to the nation": Arvind Kejriwal

    "Untimely demise of former FM and senior leader Sh Arun Jaitley ji is a huge loss to the nation. A legal luminary and an experienced political leader known for his governance skills will be missed by the country. Thoughts and prayers with his family in this moment of grief. RIP": Arvind Kejriwal

  • 13:02

    "we enjoyed a healthy mutual respect & debated his Budget often in LS": Shashi Tharoor on Arun Jaitley's death

    Deeply saddened by the tragic passing of my friend & DelhiUniv senior Arun Jaitley⁩. We first met when he was at DUSU & I was President of St Stephen’s College Union. Despite political differences we enjoyed a healthy mutual respect & debated his Budget often in LS. A great loss for India"

  • 13:01

    Smriti Irani condoles Arun Jaitley's death

    "A stalwart who paid tribute to his simple beginnings by helping those with meagre means . Orator par excellence, legal luminary Arun Jaitley ji served the Nation and sangathan with dedication and zeal. My tributes to him. Condolences to loved ones. Om Shanti.": Smriti Irani on Twitter

  • 12:59

    Amit Shah condoles Arun Jaitley's death

    "I am deeply saddened by the death of Arun Jaitley, Jaitley's departure is a personal loss for me. I have lost not only a senior leader of the organization but also an integral member of the family whose support and guidance I have been receiving for years.": Amit Shah on Twitter

  • 12:57

    Sambit Patra condoles Arun Jaitley's death

    "Unimaginable loss for Indian Politics!
    Arun Jaitley a man who donned many Hats ..a man who mesmerised all around Him ..a man who mentored many ...a man for whom you felt knew almost about everything under the Sun ..is no more with us
    His life was an inspiration indeed": Sambit Patra on Twitter

  • 12:56

    Manish Sisodia condoles Arun Jaitley's death

    "Extremely shocked to hear about the passing away of former union Finance Minister & senior leader Sh. Arun Jaitley ji.

    I had known him since many years and always found him to be knowledgeable and sincere.

    Will miss him. RIP sir": Manish Sisodia on Twitter

  • 12:55

    Mamata Banerjee condoles Arun Jaitley's death

    "Extremely saddened at the passing away of Arun Jaitley Ji, after a battle bravely borne. An outstanding Parliamentarian & a brilliant lawyer, appreciated across parties. His contribution to Indian polity will be remembered. My condolences to his wife, children, friends & admirers": Mamata Banerjee on Twitter

  • 12:52

    Rajnath Singh condoles Arun Jaitley's death

    "Deeply anguished by the demise of my friend and an extremely valued colleague Shri Arun Jaitley ji. He was a proficient lawyer by profession and an efficient politician by passion": Rajnath Singh on Twitter

  • 12:49

    Jagan Mohan Reddy condoles Arun Jaitley's death

    "Sorry to hear about the demise of ArunJaitley ji, an articulate, intellect and affable leader. In his 4-decade long political career, he made notable contributions in the service of nation and stood up for values. My prayers are with his family and friends in this hour of grief": Jagan Mohan Reddy on Twitter

  • 12:48

    Kapil Sibal condoles Arun Jaitley's death

    "Very sorry to learn that Arun Jaitley is no more. An old friend and a dear colleague will be remembered for his seminal contributions to the polity and as FM of India. As Leader of Opposition he was without match. He always stood steadfastly for his friends and for his party": Kapil Sibal on Twitter

  • 12:46

    Sushil Kumar Modi condoles Arun Jaitley's death

    "My mentor, friend, leader, Arun Jaitley is no more. A loss which can never be compensated RIP": Sushil Kumar Modi on Twitter

  • 12:43

    Congress condoles Arun Jaitley's demise

    We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of Shri Arun Jaitley. Our condolences to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of grief: Congress

  • 12:39

    Statement from AIIMS on Arun Jaitley's death

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    Jaitley on life support; Nitish, Piyush Goyal at AIIMS

    Former finance minister Arun Jaitley has been put on life support system at AIIMS here, sources said, as several leaders including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Piyush Goyal visited the hospital.

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  • 13:49

    Jaitley's condition critical; HM Amit Shah visit AIIMS

    President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited AIIMS on Friday to enquire about the health condition of former finance ministerArunJaitley, who is stated to be "critical", sources said.

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  • 13:48

    Jaitley still in ICU, haemodynamically stable: sources

    Former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS on August 9, is still in the hospital's ICU and is critical, but haemodynamically stable, sources said on Tuesday.

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  • 00:22

    Arun Jaitley is haemodynamically stable

    "Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS today morning. He is currently undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of doctors. At present, he is haemodynamically stable," said the hospital in a statement on Friday night.

    Hemodynamically stable means the patient has a stable heart pump and the blood circulation is good.

    Jaitley underwent surgery in the United States in January for a reported soft tissue cancer in his left leg, an illness that deprived him of presenting the Modi government's sixth and final budget of its current term. Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal was the stand-in finance minister who presented the interim budget for 2019-20.

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    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad are at AIIMS.

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    Jaitley had his fair share of controversies, one of which was accusing the CBI of engaging ininvestigative adventurism when the agency named Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar and Venugopal Dhoot as beneficiaries in the ICICI Bank-Vodafone scam. He said naming corrupt officials would not help in the investigation.

  • 20:31

    Jaitley was an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights and had asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision on Section 377. However, he said he did not believe that sexuality was part of free speech when the Supreme Court struck down Section 377 last year.

  • 20:25

    Modi arrives at AIIMS to check up on Jaitley

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    During his time as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Jaitley was instrumental during the talks on Women Reservation Bill and was a strong supporter of Anna Hazare's Lokpal demand.

    He successfully introduced the 84th amendment to the Constitution of India, freezing parliamentary seats until 2026 and the 91st amendment in 2004, penalising defections.

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    During the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999, Jaitley held a number of posts includingMinister of State for Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Minister of State for Disinvestment (Independent Charge) and Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs.

    He was elevated to the post of a Cabinet Minister in November 2000 and was theMinister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs and Shipping.

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    Jaitley, an LLB graduate, practiced law before several High Courts and the Supreme Court since 1987. During his tenure as an advocate, he did paperwork into the Bofors scandal and represented PepsiCo and Coca-Cola in various cases.

  • 20:04

    Cardio, kidney specialists looking after Jaitley

  • 20:04

    Amit Shah, Harsh Vardhan, Om Birla reach AIIMS

  • 19:53

    Article 370: Modi, Shah earn place in history: Jaitley

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created history with his clarity and determination on the Kashmir issue, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday, asserting that the vision of party's ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee has proved correct and that of Jawaharlal Nehru a "failure".

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