Former finance minister and Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party died on Saturday at Aiims Hospital in New Delhi. He is 66 years old.
Arun Jaitley was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on August 9. He was kept under observation at the Cardio-neuro-centre in the hospital, although his condition continues to deteriorate.
Hospital sources said that he had a life support from this week and the team of doctors was being supervised.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Jaitley (66) withdrew from the post of finance minister in January due to ill health, a few months before the elections that Modi brought Hindu nationalists back to power.
“With the death of Arun Jaitley Ji, I have lost a valuable friend and I have had the honour of knowing them for decades,” Prime Minister Modi told Twitterati. “There are fewer parallels in his insight and insights on issues.”
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Announcing the death of Arun Jaitley, AIIMS released a statement, “We are informed of the Du sad and tragic death of the honourable Member of Parliament and former finance minister of India Shri Arun Jaitley at 12:07 pm on August 24 afternoon. , 2019. Arun Jaitley was included in Aiims in new Delhi on 09/08/2019 and was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors. “
Arun Jaitley has been ailing in the last two years. In 2018, Arun Jaitley underwent a kidney transplant surgery, after which he was kept alone. Four years ago, in 2014, Arun Jaitley underwent bariatric surgery to fix the excess weight that he grew up due to diabetes.
During the first term of office of the Narendra Modi government, Arun Jaitley was seen as the prime Minister ‘ go-to ‘ person. Jaitley took over the responsibilities of temporarily managing other ministries other than his primary finance department.
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Arun Jaitley as finance minister presented all the 1.0 budgets of the Government of Narendra Modi. However, due to his illness, he was unable to submit the 2019 interim budget presented by his colleague Piyush Goyal.
Arun Jaitley has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to not give him any responsibilities in the new government because he wants to focus on his health, after the Bharatiya Janata Party won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
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Professionally lawyer, Arun Jaitley was one of the leaders who had suffered imprisonment by Indira Gandhi’s government during the emergency. He was the student leader at that time.
After being released from jail, Arun Jaitley joined active politics as a member of the Jan Sangh and rose through the ranks of the organisation, after which it became the BJP.
Lawyer of the profession, Arun Jaitley also worked in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet. Between 2009 and 2014, when BJP sat in opposition benches, Arun Jaitley worked as leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha.