Aprayer meet was organized by the BJP at JL Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on September 10 for paying tribute to former finance minister and BJP leader Shri Arun Jaitley. Remembering the departed soul Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said ““One shouldn’t face a situation when one has to offer condolences for his friend who was younger than him. I consider myself unfortunate.” PM Modi recounted how, despite the ability to afford 5-star accommodations, during party conventions, Jaitley preferred the one offered to him by the BJP. He said “Arun Jaitley Ji remained a very close friend. He was a stalwart blessed with so much talent. He was a multi-faceted personality. I miss his presence”
He added,”Shri Jaitley was a great friend of his since long but my only regret is that being out of the country, I could not see him for the last time and pay my last respect to him.” This fact will always continue to burden my heart”, he said.
He said, “Arun ji used his talent to solve the problem of the country and society. Taking inspiration from his trait we should do something good for the country and society.
“If a client spoke to Jaitley Ji in private, the client would be disappointed. Because, he or she would feel Jaitley Ji was not bothered about the case. But, in Court Jaitley Ji was so brilliant, he would know all the facts of the case and ensure that the case is won.” “Whatever work Jaitley Ji got, he added tremendous value to that. We will all remember so many memories with Arun Ji. His life inspires us to work harder for the nation.”
The BJP National President and Home Minister Shri Amit Shah speaking in the prayer meeting said, I was passing through hard times when I came to Delhi . At that time Shri Jaitley always stood by me like an elder brother. I never felt then that I had to leave my state and family. It was all due to Shri Jaitely.”
The BJP National Working President Shri JP Nadda said “The demise of Jaitley ji was irreparable loss to the BJP. His life was devoted to the party. During J.P movement he inspired many youths. He had the ability to solve great difficult problems in minutes.
The BJP senior leader Shri Lal Krishna Advani, union ministers, leader of opposition, MPs and several other dignitaries were present at the event. Jaitley’s family members were also present at the event.