Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajnath Singh , S Jaishankar, Hardeep Singh Puri Fondly Remember Arun Jaitley On His Second Death Anniversary

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On the second death anniversary of BJP stalwart and senior Leader Arun Jaitley, several union ministers fondly remembered the former finance Minister and lauded his immense contribution .

As one of the backbone ministers of the Modi government, Jaitley, was the voice of the government and served as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of the Government of India from 2014 to 2019. Jaitley previously held the cabinet portfolios of Finance, Defence, Corporate Affairs, Commerce and Industry, and Law and Justice in the Vajpayee government and Narendra Modi government.

He oversaw the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax which brought the country under one GST regime, demonetisation, merger of Railway budget with general budget and introduction of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

Jaitley decided not to join the second Modi Cabinet in 2019, due to health issues. He passed away on August 24, 2019  aged 66.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted

Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs & Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas

S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister

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