Former finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passes away

Former finance minister and senior leader of BJP Shri Arun Jaitley 66,  passed away today (on 24 August, 2019) after prolong illness.

A lawyer by profession, Shri Arun Jaitley was among the leaders who were jailed by the Indira Gandhi government during the Emergency. He was a student leader at the time. After being released from jail, Shri Arun Jaitley joined active politics.

A lawyer by profession, Shri Arun Jaitley also served on the Atal Bihari Vajapyee cabinet as a minister. He also served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

Shri Arun Jaitley is survived by his wife and two children.