Arun Jaitley passes away

Senior BJP leader was admitted in AIIMS on August 9.
Former Indian finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after prolonged illness.

Jaitley had undergone dialysis on Thursday.

“It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Member of Parliament (MP) at 12:07 pm on Saturday.

The Indian National Congress party was among the first to condole the death

Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on August 9 and was treated by a multi-disciplinary team of senior doctors,” said Aarti Vij, Chairperson, Media and Protocol, AIIMS.

Earlier this year, another BJP stalwart, Sushma Swaraj passed away at 67.

Among his last tweets, Jaitley had condoled Swaraj’s death:

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