New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tribute to former FM Arun Jaitley who passed away earlier today, and called him “a political gaint”.
Taking to Twitter, Mr Modi wrote, “Arun Jaitley Ji was a political giant, towering intellectual and legal luminary. He was an articulate leader who made a lasting contribution to India. His passing away is very saddening. Spoke to his wife Sangeeta Ji as well as son Rohan, and expressed condolences. Om Shanti”.
Arun Jaitley Ji was a political giant, towering intellectual and legal luminary. He was an articulate leader who made a lasting contribution to India. His passing away is very saddening. Spoke to his wife Sangeeta Ji as well as son Rohan, and expressed condolences. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 24, 2019
He showered praises on the former Union Minister, and wrote, “Full of life, blessed with wit, a great sense of humour and charisma, Arun Jaitley Ji was admired by people across all sections of society. He was multi-faceted, having impeccable knowledge about India’s Constitution, history, public policy, governance and administration”.
He wrote that during his long political career, Arun Jaitley had played a key role in India’s economy.
“During his long political career, Arun Jaitley Ji held multiple ministerial responsibilities, which enabled him to contribute towards India’s economic growth, strengthening our defence capabilities, creating people-friendly laws and enhancing trade with other nations”, he wrote.
He also said that BJP and Arun Jaitley had an “unbreakable bond”.
“He became a much-liked face of our Party, who could articulate the Party programmes and ideology to a wide spectrum of society”.
PM Modi shared that he was also at the forefront during the time of Emergency.
Expressing grief, he asserted that he has lost an “invaluable friend”.
“His insight on issues and nuanced understanding of matters had very few parallels. He lived well, leaving us all with innumerable happy memories. We will miss him!”, he wrote.
Senior BJP leader and former Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday morning. He was admitted to AIIMS at around following complaints of Chest pain. He was 66 years old.