‘Miss my friend a lot’: PM Modi remembers Arun Jaitley on his first death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday remembered former Union finance minister and BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley on his first death anniversary for his diligent service to the country and his “wit, intellect, legal acumen”.

“On this day, last year, we lost Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. I miss my friend a lot. Arun Ji diligently served India. His wit, intellect, legal acumen and warm personality were legendary,” PM Modi tweeted.

Besides PM Modi, other top BJP leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president J P Nadda paid tribute to the BJP leader. 

Amit Shah called Arun Jaitley an outstanding politician and said he was someone who had no parallels in Indian polity.

“Remembering Arun Jaitley ji, an outstanding politician, prolific orator and a great human being who had no parallels in Indian polity. He was multifaceted and a friend of friends, who will always be remembered for his towering legacy, transformative vision and devotion to nation,” Shah tweeted.

JP Nadda said, Salutes to ex-finance minister Arun Jaitley, a brilliant leader, thinker, Padma Bhushan awardee, on his first death anniversary. The outstanding contribution of his public welfare policies and schemes in nation building will always be remembered.”