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PM Modi, BJP leaders pay tributes to late Arun Jaitley on birth anniversary

Prime Minister Modi paid tributes to his former cabinet colleague and late BJP leader Arun Jaitley on his birth anniversary, and said his warm personality, intellect, legal acumen and wit are missed

In 2017, after Manohar Parrikar resigned as defence minister, Arun Jaitley announced an SP policy that required every contract to be competitively tendered

File photo of Arun Jaitley

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to his former cabinet colleague and late BJP leader Arun Jaitley on his birth anniversary, and said hiswarm personality, intellect, legal acumen and wit are missed by all those he closely interacted with.
Other BJP leaders also remembered the former finance minister who for many years remained the most articulate party voice on a gamut of issues and was considered one of its sharpest political minds.
Born in 1952, Jaitley died in August last year.
"Remembering my friend, Arun Jaitley Ji on his birth anniversary. His warm personality, intellect, legal acumen and wit are missed by all those he closely interacted with. He worked tirelessly for India's progress," Modi tweeted.
In his tributes, Home Minister Amit Shah saidJaitley was an outstanding parliamentarian whose knowledge and insights had very few parallels.
"He made a lasting contribution to Indian polity and served the nation with great passion & devotion. My heartfelt tributes," he said.
BJP president J P Nadda said Jaitley will be remembered as an articulate orator and capable strategist.
Defence Miniser Rajnath Singh said remembering Jaitley's contribution to India's public life and his role in strengthening the party will always be remembered.

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First Published: Dec 28 2020 | 10:44 AM IST

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