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Former Indian minister Arun Jaitley passes away

Former Indian minister Arun Jaitley passes away

Former Indian finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaiteley passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after prolonged illness.

Senior BJP leader and former Union minister Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday (Aug 24) after a prolonged illness. He was 66, reports said.

Jaitley was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi earlier this month after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness.

In a statement issued, AIIMS said that Jaitley breathed his last at 12:07 p.m.

Meanwhile, top political leaders paid rich tributes to Jaitley. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and others condoled the death of the BJP leader.

Earlier this year, another BJP stalwart, Sushma Swaraj passed away at 67.