Arun Jaitley Funeral: Mortal Remains of Former Finance Minister To Reach BJP Office Before Cremation At Nigambodh Ghat Today
Arun Jaitley Funeral: The veteran BJP leader's mortal remains will be moved from his residence to the party office at 10 am. He will be kept at the BJP headquarters till around 2 pm for the party workers and mourners to pay their respects.
Jaitley was 66. He breathed his last at 12.07pm on Saturday. He was admitted to the hospital on August 9. Within an hour of the announcement of his death, the hospital was thronged by Arun Jaitley’s family, friends and well-wishers.
Jaitley passed away at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is away on a foreign tour ahead of the G7 summit. Speaking at an event in Bahrain, PM Modi mourned the death of a friend and said that his friend had left while he was away. Addressing the Indian community at the National Stadium in Bahrain, Modi became emotional while recalling his decades-old friendship with Jaitley.
Watch | PM Modi Gets Emotional, Condoles His 'Dear Friend' Jaitley's Demise
Leaders from across the political spectrum reached Arun Jaitley’s residence on Saturday to pay their last respects to the BJP stalwart. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and several politicians cutting across party lines offered floral tributes to former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley at his residence in south Delhi on Saturday.
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