Arun Jaitley, former union finance minister & prominent BJP leader passes away aged 66

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Arun Jaitley, former union minister for finance, has died aged 66 at AIIMS in Delhi earlier today. He was suffering from Cancer. He was admitted to AIIMS on August 9th.

Earlier today, there were reports of his health condition deteriorating further. However, AIIMS had not issued any official bulletin on his health since 10th August. He had been on life support since more than a week.

Arun Jaitley has been in politics for a long time. He started as a student leader and rose through the ranks to hold cabinet ministerial post in Atal Bihari Vajpayee, before becoming finance minister under Narendra Modi government in 2014.

He has announced not to hold any responsibility in the new government and since then, he was away from the political world.

Condolences started to pour in as soon as AIIMS declared his death through an official bulletin.

POLITICAL JOURNEY OF ARUN JAITLEY-

  • Arun Jaitley began his political career by getting appointed as the president of the Delhi ABVP and All India Secretary of the ABVP.
  • Arun Jaitley joined the BJP in 1980. He became the president of the youth wing of the BJP and the secretary of the Delhi Unit in 1980.
  • Then he became the member of the National Executive of the BJP in 1991.
  • He became BJP spokesperson in 1999.
  • After general assembly elections, He took over as the Minister of State, Department of Information and Broadcasting in 1999. He also headed the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs.
  • In 2000, he became the member of the Rajya Sabha for the first time from Gujarat.
  • He left the cabinet in 2002 to become the General Secretary of the BJP.
  • But in 2003, he rejoined the Union Cabinet as the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Law and Justice.
  • In 2006, he was re-elected as the member of the Rajya Sabha. Then again in 2012, he served the Upper house from Gujarat.
  • He was also recognized as the Leader of Opposition from 2009-2012.
  • On May 26, 2014, after BJP came to power under Narendra Modi’s rule, Arun Jaitley became the Union Finance Minister.

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