Nation Bids Emotional And Teary Farewell To Arun Jaitley, Cremated With Full State Honours

The nation bid an emotional farewell to former finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley . He was cremated in the capital at Nigambodh ghat with full state honours . His son Rohan Jaitley did the last rites .

Political leaders across parties were present at the site of the cremation.

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were the BJP leaders attending the last rites. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu , BJP patriarch L K Advani were also present.

Rajnath  Singh tweeted his tribute

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia too were present.

Earlier , BJP working president JP Nadda, Union ministers Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal and Anurag Thakur, and Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh also paid their last respects to Jaitley.


“Jaitley’s loss is irreparable and he will always be remembered for his contribution,” Harsh Vardhan said.

The 66-year-old passed away at the AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday.

He was undergoing treatment at the hospital, where he was admitted on August 9.

Among others who paid their respects are Manipur governor Najma Heptulla, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and Yoga Guru Ramdev.

Wrapped in the national flag, Jaitley’s body was brought to the BJP headquarters located on the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg here from his Kailash Colony residence.

BJP workers and mourners queued up in large numbers outside the party headquarters to pay their last respects to the departed leader.

Outside the party office, people chanted Jab tak suraj chand rahega Jaitley tera naam rahega


Tributes to Jaitley poured in from leaders  across party lines :

Sharad Pawar, NCP supremo

Mayawati, Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo


Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister



Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Chief Minister



Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister

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