Condolences pour in for veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitley

President Ram Nath Kovind expressing his deep condolence over the demise of former union minister Arun Jaitley, said he has extremely saddened by the passing of Arun Jaitley after battling a long illness with fortitude and dignity. “A brilliant lawyer, a seasoned parliamentarian, and a distinguished Minister, he contributed immensely to nation-building.”, he added.

Minister Rajnath Singh tweets: Arun Jaitley ji served the nation in several capacities and he was an asset to the government and the party organisation. He always had a deep and clear understanding of the issues of the day. His knowledge and articulation won him several friends.

Home Minister Amit Shah, who was in Hyderabad is shortening his trip to return to Delhi. He tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the death of Arun Jaitley, Jaitley’s departure is a personal loss for me. As him, I have lost not only a senior leader of the organization but also an integral member of the family whose support and guidance I have been receiving for years.”

Union Minister Smriti Irani tweets: A stalwart who paid tribute to his simple beginnings by helping those with meagre means . Orator par excellence, legal luminary @arunjaitley ji served the Nation and sangathan with dedication and zeal. My tributes to him. Condolences to loved ones. Om Shanti.

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu tweets: Extremely sad to hear about passing away of our dear friend,legal brain,sharp mind,astute strategist,seasoned politician,exemplary Parliamentian,exceptional communicator,Sr leader,colleague of years #ArunJaitley will always feel void,could never forget him&contribution Om Shanti

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh tweets: Sad to hear that former Union Minister #ArunJaitley ji has passed away. My thoughts are with his family in this time of grief. May his soul rest in peace.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweets: Extremely saddened at the passing away of Arun Jaitley Ji, after a battle bravely borne. An outstanding Parliamentarian & a brilliant lawyer, appreciated across parties. His contribution to Indian polity will be remembered. My condolences to his wife, children, friends & admirers. 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweets: Untimely demise of former FM and senior leader Sh Arun Jaitley ji is a huge loss to the nation. A legal luminary and an experienced political leader known for his governance skills will be missed by the country. Thoughts and prayers with his family in this moment of grief. RIP

Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy tweets: Deeply saddened by the demise of Former Union Minister Shri. @arunjaitley. His contribution to build our Nation is immense. Let God give strength to his family and well-wishers to bear this loss. #ArunJaitley

Congress tweets: We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of Shri Arun Jaitley. Our condolences to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of grief.

Congress leader Kapail Sibal tweets: Very sorry to learn that Arun Jaitley is no more . An old friend and a dear colleague will be remembered for his seminal contributions to the polity and as FM of India . As Leader of Opposition he was without match . He always stood steadfastly for his friends and for his party .

Former union minister Shashi Tharoor tweets: Deeply saddened by the tragic passing of my friend&DelhiUniv senior @arunjaitley⁩. We first met when he was at DUSU& I was President of StStephen’sCollegeUnion. Despite political differences we enjoyed a healthy mutual respect&debated his Budget often in LS. A great loss4India

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