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Economic Times | 24 Aug, 2019 | 07.42PM IST

LIVE Updates: Arun Jaitley passes away, tributes pour in from across nation

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

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07:34 PM

Political stalwarts reach Arun Jaitley’s residence to pay their tribute

07:32 PM

Manmohan Singh, Sonia , Rahul pay tributes

07:29 PM

Indian players wear black armband in memory of Arun Jaitley

The Indian cricket team wore black armbands as a mark of respect for Arun Jaitley, who was also a veteran cricket administrator. The players wore black armbands when they stepped out on the field on day three of the first Test match against West Indies in Antigua.
07:23 PM

Nepal PM mourns Arun Jaitley's demise

07:22 PM

He donned several hats successfully: Sachin Tendulkar

07:21 PM

I have known him for the last 40 years, from the days he used to be a student leader in Delhi University and later he became a DUSU president. At that time, everyone got to know about his qualities... It is a challenge for everyone to follow Jaitley's ideals and diligence. It is not possible for everyone.

- Murli Manohar Joshi

06:56 PM

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.

- Chandrababu Naidu

06:55 PM

The nation will never forget his contribution. He was an asset to the party, the government when he was part of it, and the country.

- Rajnath Singh

06:54 PM

Arun Jaitley ji's passing has left a void for all of us. A distinguished parliamentarian and visionary, Jaitley ji won people's respect by his unflinching efforts for public welfare & nation-building. May Guru Sahib grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the family.

- Harsimrat Kaur Badal

06:52 PM

As food lover, Jaitley never failed to recommend good restaurants to me: LK Advani

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani described Jaitley as a food lover who never failed to recommend good restaurants."As a person, Arunji will be remembered as a soft-spoken, erudite and warm-hearted person. A food lover, he never failed to recommend good restaurants to me," he said.
06:45 PM

Arun Jaitley's demise is a great loss to the BJP, the legal system which has lost an excellent advocate and the nation which has lost a matured and large-hearted person.

- Abhishek Manu Singhvi

06:42 PM

Rahul Gandhi condoles Jaitley's death

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed his condolences to the bereaved family. "I am sorry to hear about Mr Arun Jaitley's passing. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace," he tweeted.
06:41 PM

BJP has lost one of its diamonds: Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed his condolences saying the party has lost one of its diamonds. "An orator par excellence, he was a master of articulation. We have lost many leaders in one year -- Atal Ji, Ananth Kumar, Manohar Parrikar, Sushma Swaraj and now Arun Jaitley. We deeply mourn his death," he said.
06:28 PM

Naveen Patnaik pays tribute

06:27 PM

LK Advani pays tribute

06:19 PM

Rajnath Singh pays tribute

06:17 PM

Remembering Arun Jaitley: Watch his historic GST Speech in Parliament

05:58 PM

Jaitley was one of the finest politicians in the country. He was a great human being and an excellent orator. I shared very good relations with him. Nothing will be able to make up for this loss. Delhi will miss him.

- Arvind Kejriwal

05:57 PM

US Embassy: 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.

05:54 PM

President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to Arun Jaitley

05:53 PM

Cricketers, Olympic stars mourn Jaitley's death

05:52 PM

Cricketers, Olympic stars mourn Jaitley's death

05:52 PM

Cricketers, Olympic stars mourn Jaitley's death

05:51 PM

Cricketers, Olympic stars mourn Jaitley's death

05:50 PM

Cricketers, Olympic stars mourn Jaitley's death

05:48 PM

Cricketers, Olympic stars mourn Jaitley's death

05:48 PM

Cricketers, Olympic stars mourn Jaitley's death

05:44 PM

In his last tweet, Jaitley was "saddened, pained and broken"

Arun Jaitley Jaitley was "saddened, pained and broken" after hearing about the demise of his former Cabinet colleague and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj died on August 6 - the day when Jaitley was last active on Twitter. "Saddened, pained and broken on demise of Sushmaji. She was one of the most outstanding politicians in the Present Era. She distinguished in all positions. She held Senior Positions with the Party, NDA Government and while in opposition. She leaves behind a void which is difficult to fill," Jaitley had tweeted after Swaraj's demise.
05:33 PM

Piyush Goyal mourns 'mentor' Jaitley's death, says he was a symbol of honest politics

Condoling the death of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that the late minister was a symbol of honest politics. "I am deeply pained at the very sad demise of my brother, mentor. Apart from my family, Jaitley looked after me for many years since 1986 when I first came in touch with him. He is one of the tallest leaders India has ever produced. He was a symbol of honest politics and led the country with honesty and handled many responsibilities," he said.
05:29 PM

Home Minister Amit Shah pays tribute

05:28 PM

Yogi Adityanath pays tribute

05:27 PM

Congress leader Scindia pays tribute

05:23 PM

Union minister Jaishankar pays tribute

05:22 PM

President Kovind pays tribute

05:21 PM

Arun Jaitley: Master strategist who played many roles to perfection

Unlike many dour, drab politicians who only know and talk politics, he had several talents and could hold forth on many issues , writes Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi
Arun Jaitley: Master strategist who played many roles to perfection
05:00 PM

Bollywood remembers 'dynamic leader' Arun Jaitley

04:58 PM

Bollywood remembers 'dynamic leader' Arun Jaitley

04:57 PM

Bollywood remembers 'dynamic leader' Arun Jaitley

04:56 PM

Bollywood remembers 'dynamic leader' Arun Jaitley

04:55 PM

Bollywood remembers 'dynamic leader' Arun Jaitley

04:54 PM

The business and entrepreneurial community of India will always miss him. As a key architect of major economic reforms, Jaitley considerably strengthened the foundation for India's sustained growth over the medium to long term.

- FICCI president Sandip Somany

04:53 PM

Deeply saddened to know of the untimely demise of former Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Shri Arun Jaitley. My heartfelt condolences to his family members. May God give them strength. May his soul rest in peace.

- Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

04:51 PM

A human being with a golden heart, a statesman without malice against anyone, a senior advocate par excellence and an orator with the rare gift of articulation.

- Solicitor General Tushar Mehta

04:48 PM

I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of former union finance minister Arun Jaitley Ji. He was an inspiration and guide and his contribution towards shaping the growth story of new India is unparalleled.

- Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

04:47 PM

Jaitley Ji was one politician whose leadership we will always cherish. Nobody has leadership qualities like he had. His death is a great loss for our county and for our hearts. Modi Ji's government needed a leader like him.

- Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel

04:44 PM

Jaitley's family asks Modi not to cut short foreign tour

The family of Arun Jaitley has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to cut short his ongoing three-nation tour in its wake. Modi called Jaitley's wife and son and expressed his condolences after the BJP veteran Rajya Sabha MP passed away at Delhi's AIIMS earlier in the day. However, the family members urged the Prime Minister not to cancel his ongoing foreign tour.
04:41 PM

Saddened by the demise of Shri Arun Jaitley Ji - a unique combination of meticulous articulation embedded with proud depth of knowledge. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences to family members.

- Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

04:40 PM

With responsibilities of both the party and the government, Arunji has always been dedicated to the service of the nation. Be it strengthening the Indian economy or its defence, his role in placing India in the front row in the world is incomparable.

- JP Nadda

04:39 PM

A mentor to many of us, a guide and a moral support and strength. Have learnt so much from him. A fine large-hearted person. Always ready to help anyone/everyone. His intelligence, sagacity, astuteness have no match.

- Nirmala Sitharaman

04:29 PM

Deeply saddened by the demise of former Finance Minister & senior BJP leader Shri Arun Jaitley ji. A politician with stellar intellect who was respected by all. Under his tenure as FM the nation has seen a successful rollout of landmark economic reforms

- Goa CM Pramod Sawant

04:28 PM

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.

- Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

04:25 PM

Shri Jaitley's death is an irreparable loss to Indian politics. Jaitley, a distinguished lawyer, served the country while successfully working at various capacities during his long political stint. He had good relations with leaders of all political parties.

- Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

04:23 PM

Party depended on Jaitley for finding solutions to complex issues: Advani

BJP veteran L K Advani fondly remembered Jaitley as a man with a deeply analytical mind who the party depended on for finding solutions to complex issues. "A dedicated party worker for decades, he was someone who was inducted into the BJP core team when I was Party President and he soon rose to become one of the most prominent leaders of the party," Advani said in a statement.
04:17 PM

Legal proficiency had enabled him to excel in Parliamentary affairs. He had an exceptional skill in analysing political and economic matters.

- Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

04:12 PM

Bar has lost an eminent jurist, a talented leader and one of its tallest members. A politician who was acceptable to people across the party lines. He always stood for the causes of the legal fraternity. He was a true friend of friends and was the pride for the Bar.

- Bar Council of India

04:09 PM

Deeply saddened to hear that Shri Arun Jaitley is no more. My prayers are with the family for strength during this time and for the departed soul to find peace. It is a sad day and a great loss for India as Jaitley Ji's contributions have been man

- Sachin Pilot

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