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Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passes away after prolonged illness

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 August 2019, 14:38 IST

Former Union minister Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday. Jaitley, 66, was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi earlier this week after he complained of palpitation. He was under observation at the hospital’s Cardia-Neuro Centre.

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PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Health minister Harsh Vardhan had all visited the former leader at AIIMS last week.

In May this year, Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS for treatment, citing health issue the BJP leader did not contest the Lok Sabha elections. After BJP returned to power he wrote to PM Modi sayings that he would like to stay away from responsibilities because of his poor health.

 

First published: 24 August 2019, 12:47 IST
 
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