Today is the first death anniversary of former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s stalwart leader Arun Jaitley. On this day, last year, he said goodbye to this world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tribute to Arun Jaitley on his first death anniversary. Apart from PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and many other veteran leaders have remembered him today.
This is to inform you that Arun Jaitley died on 24 August last year. Earlier in May 2018, Jaitley underwent a kidney transplant in the US. After this Jaitley also went to America for treatment. Jaitley was born on 28 December 1952 in a Punjabi Hindu Brahmin family and his father Maharaj Kishan was a lawyer by profession.
Arun Jaitley has been a member of BJP’s national executive since 1991. He was made BJP spokesperson just before the 1999 Lok Sabha elections. He was appointed Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Information Broadcasting on 13 October 1999 by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the NDA government.
He was appointed Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Disinvestment, creating a new ministry for the first time. After the resignation of Ram Jethmalani, on 23 July 2000 Jaitley was given the additional charge of Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs. In November 2000, he was given the status of a cabinet minister and the Law, Justice and Company Affairs as well as the Ministry of Shipping.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted, ‘On this day last year we lost Arun Jaitley. I miss my friend very much. Arun Ji diligently served India. He had great intelligence, legal skills, and personality. ‘
On this day, last year, we lost Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. I miss my friend a lot.
Arun Ji diligently served India. His wit, intellect, legal acumen and warm personality were legendary.
Here is what I had said during a prayer meeting in his memory. https://t.co/oTcSeyssRk
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 24, 2020
While Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, ‘Arun Jaitley Ji was an excellent politician, skilled orator and a great human being who had no similarities in Indian politics. He was multidimensional and a friend of friends. Who will always be remembered for his vast legacy, transformative vision, and patriotism? ‘
Remembering Arun Jaitley ji, an outstanding politician, prolific orator and a great human being who had no parallels in Indian polity. He was multifaceted and a friend of friends, who will always be remembered for his towering legacy, transformative vision and devotion to nation.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 24, 2020
Apart from this, the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party has also saluted Arun Jaitley on his first death anniversary.
प्रखर नेता, विचारक, पद्म भूषण से सम्मानित पूर्व वित्त मंत्री स्व. श्री अरुण जेटली जी की प्रथम पुण्यतिथि पर उन्हें शत् शत् नमन। राष्ट्र निर्माण में उनकी जनकल्याणकारी नीतियों एवं योजनाओं का अप्रतिम योगदान सदैव याद किया जाएगा। pic.twitter.com/mYkrxfJVA5
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) August 24, 2020
Defense minister Rajnath Singh also remembered Arun Jaitley Ji on his Punya tithi by tweeting:
Remembering Arun Jaitley ji on his punyatithi. Jaitleyji was a stalwart who made a big contribution towards BJP’s growth and rise to power. He made a mark as a successful lawyer, seasoned parliamentarian and effective administrator. I offer my heartfelt tributes to him.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 24, 2020