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Tag: Arun Jaitley

I Miss My Friend A Lot: PM Modi On Arun Jaitley's First Death Anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday remembered his late Cabinet colleague and friend of many decades Arun Jaitley on his first death anniversary and said he diligently served India. “On this day, last year, we lost Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. I miss my friend a lot. Arun Ji diligently served India. His wit, […]

Former Ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj And George Fernandes Given Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi: Eminent personalities, including former union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, Olympian boxer Mary Kom, former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Gugnauth have been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan on the Republic Day this year, officials said on Saturday. Former Defence minister Manohar Parrikar, Industrialists Anand Mahindra and Venu Shrinivasan, Olympian badminton […]

Jaitley's life inspires us to work harder for nation: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to former Union minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away last month, saying his life “inspires us to work harder for the nation”. Describing Jaitley as a “very close friend”, Modi said he was a “stalwart blessed with so much talent”. “He was a multi-faceted […]

Arun Jaitley guided me though I came from different party: Baijayant Panda

New Delhi: BJP national vice president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda on Sunday recalled how former finance minister Arun Jaitley took him under his guidance when he was a rookie BJD MP in 1998, illustrating that the departed leader was not constrained by the political divide. Paying tributes to the BJP stalwart, Panda said Jaitley, who passed […]

Former finance minister Arun Jaitely cremated with State honours

New Delhi: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley was cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat here with full State honours on Sunday in the presence of leaders from across the political spectrum and scores of his admirers and party workers. Jaitley’s son Rohan performed the last rites. The 66-year-old BJP stalwart passed away at the AIIMS here […]

Op-Ed: An Irreparable Loss

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Within the span of a few weeks Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost two of its most articulate and efficient leaders whose appeal cut across party lines. The diminutive Sushma Swaraj, one of the most able and humane external affairs ministers of the country, was the first go. Then came the […]

Union Ministers, Leaders Pay Last Respects To Jaitley At BJP Headquarters

New Delhi: The mortal remains of former finance minister Arun Jaitley were on Sunday morning brought to the BJP headquarters where Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, senior party leaders and workers paid their last respects. BJP working president JP Nadda, Union ministers Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal and Anurag Thakur, and AAP leader […]

In Jaitley's demise, Naveen lost his most dependable friend in BJP!

Bhubaneswar: When the AIIMS made a terse statement that the versatile politician and former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley breathed his last Saturday, his famous quote, “It is not the end, but start of the journey,” flashes up in one’s mind. Arun Jaitley, who was the chief strategist of BJP’s electoral war room, though  had donned many […]

Party depended on Jaitley for finding solutions to complex issues: Advani

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Saturday fondly remembered Arun Jaitley as a man with a deeply analytical mind who the party depended on for finding solutions to complex issues. Jaitley, 66, died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was undergoing treatment for a few weeks. “I […]

Lost a valued friend, says PM Narendra Modi after Jaitley's demise

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed his condolences over the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that he has lost a valued friend and that the BJP and Jaitley shared an unbreakable bond. Jaitley, 66, passed away after prolonged illness at the AIIMS on Saturday morning. Modi said in a […]

Former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley No More, To Be cremated on Sunday

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away at AIIMS in Delhi on Saturday, will be cremated at the Nigam Bodh Ghat here on Sunday, party sources said. “Jaitley’s body will reach the BJP office at 10 a.m. on Sunday and thereafter cremation will take place at the Nigam Bodh Ghat at 2 […]

Jaitley's health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorated on Friday, AIIMS sources said. The former Minister, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness, underwent dialysis on Thursday. BJP national Vice President Uma Bharti visited the AIIMS to enquire about […]

Corporate tax to be cut gradually: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said corporate tax rate for companies with over Rs 400 crore turnover will be gradually cut to 25 per cent and the government will support wealth creators. In her maiden Budget in July, she had cut corporate tax for companies with annual turnover of up to Rs […]

Jaitley On Life Support; Nitish, Piyush Goyal And Others Visit AIIMS

New Delhi: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley has been put on life support system at AIIMS here, sources said, as several leaders including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Piyush Goyal visited the hospital. The 66-year-old leader, who was admitted at the hospital on August 9, has been put on life support system […]

Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now

New Delhi: A fire broke out at the teaching block of the AIIMS here on Saturday, destroying samples and medical reports and forcing evacuation of some patients, though no one was injured, officials said. Patients from some floors of the AB ward, close to the Microbiology department where the blaze started at around 5 pm, […]

Kovind, Shah, Yogi visit AIIMS; Jaitley's condition critical, say sources

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited AIIMS on Friday to enquire about the health condition of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is stated to be “critical”, sources said. The President visited the hospital around noon, while Shah and Adityanath visited AIIMS around […]

Naveen Patnaik wishes Jaitley speedy recovery

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday expressed concern over hospitalisation of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley and wished him speedy recovery. Jaitley was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on Friday after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. “Concerned to know about @arunjaitley […]

Arun Jaitley Responding To Treatment: VP's Office After Naidu Visits AIIMS

New Delhi: Former Union minister Arun Jaitley, who has been admitted to the AIIMS here after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness, is stable and responding to treatment, the Vice President’s office said on Saturday after Venkaiah Naidu visited the hospital. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to […]

Thawarchand Gehlot appointed Leader of Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot was appointed on Tuesday the Leader of the Rajya Sabha, a position occupied in the previous Narendra Modi-led government by senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who has had health issues and is currently recovering, official sources said. Gehlot, the social justice and empowerment minister, is an experienced parliamentarian and […]

Don't include me in new cabinet, Jaitley tells Modi

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to include him in the new cabinet, citing his health issues. “During the last 18 months, I have had some serious health challenges. My doctors have enabled me to emerge out of most of them,” Jaitley said in a letter […]

EVMs have no role in exit polls: Jaitley's swipe at opposition

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday took a swipe at the opposition parties, saying the EVMs have no role in exit polls and if the results are in the same direction, their “fake” issue would also lose its non-existent rationale. In a blog, the senior BJP leader asserted that voters are sending several […]

BJP manifesto promises major infrastructure push

New Delhi: The BJP’s manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls promised a major infrastructure push, including setting up of “next generation infrastructure” like gas and water grids, information superrhighway (i-way), doubling functional airports in the country and wayside amenities along all national highways. It also promised to set up a new Water Ministry which […]

Jaitley questions Rahul's silence on chopper scam

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday questioned Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s “silence” on the Enforcement Directorate chargesheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, which mentioned that kickbacks were paid to “important political persons” of the then ruling party and others. “Rahul Gandhi talks on several subjects, even on those […]

Modi sees a Tripura redux in Odisha elections 2019!

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the big battle in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday made a significant political prognosis on the 2019 elections in the State. A confident looking PM said, “Odisha poll results will surprise the country. A second Tripura is in making in Odisha,” he claimed. The politically relevant assertion by PM Modi has […]

Jaitley slams Congress over 'Hindu terror' slogan

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the Congress, while accusing it of coining the “Hindu terror” slogan and filing cases based on fake evidence to gain political mileage. Days after an anti-terror court in Haryana acquitted Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 bombing of the Samjhauta Express, Jaitley said a decision has to […]