PM Narendra Modi has reached Arun Jaitley’s tribute meeting at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Apart from Arun Jaitley’s family members, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP Executive Chairman JP Nadda are present on the occasion.
During his tenure in the Finance Ministry, Jaitley was instrumental in implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) with the aim of streamlining India’s indirect tax structure. Apart from this, it was also decided during his tenure.
Arun Jaitley died at the age of 66 on August 23 in AIIMS after a long illness. Jaitley was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 9 after complaining of breathlessness.
AIIMS continued to deteriorate and later had to be put on the live support system. AIIMS media and protocol head Aarti Vij announced Jaitley’s death. In the previous cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the veteran BJP leader took over the charge of Finance Minister from 2014 to 2018. Prior to this, he was the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2009 to 2014.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announced that the statue of Arun Jaitley will be installed in Bihar. Every year his birthday will be celebrated every year as a state function. Nitish Kumar said that due to the inspiration he has given, there will always be reverence in his mind. Jaitley’s statue will be installed in Bihar and his birthday will be celebrated every year as a state function.