32 C
Panjim
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Arun Jaitley, former finance minister and economic reformer, dies at 66

Must read

This Summers, travel North India at 12500/- only with Goa Adventure Club

  Agra-Manali-Kullu-Amritsar-Kasol-Wagah Border-New Delhi-Solang Valley Making travelling easier for Goans and especially budget travellers and students with tight pockets, Goa Adventure Club is a travel start...

Congress to contest ZP poll in around 40 constituencies, no united opposition for polls

Panaji: Congress in Goa on Wednesday announced that they would be contesting upcoming Zilla Panchayat election in around 40 out of 50 constituencies. Goa Pradesh...

Don’t politicize Mahadayi issue: Pramod Sawant

Panaji: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday accused the opposition parties of “unnecessarily politicizing the issue of dispute with Karnataka on Mahadayi river.” Sawant...

State Election Commission meets political party representatives ahead of ZP polls

Panaji: Ahead of Zilla Panchayat polls, State Election Commission on Wednesday held meeting of political party representatives. SEC has said that out of the nine...
- Advertisement -Arun Jaitley, former finance minister and economic reformer, dies at 66 IMG 20200225 WA0080

Arun Jaitley, who as finance minister steered landmark reforms such as a nationwide goods and services tax and a bankruptcy code, passed away in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi on Saturday. He was 66.

Jaitley was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. His passing away was mourned by leaders cutting across political lines.

Arun Jaitley, former finance minister and economic reformer, dies at 66 765c6666 0083 4166 ad1a 5cfe8c2cbd62

Jaitley, a diabetic, was one of the most important leaders in the first Narendra Modi government and often its chief troubleshooter. He stepped down in January this year due to ill health before Lok Sabha elections that returned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power.

His health worsened after he underwent a kidney transplant in May last year. He had to skip the presentation of the interim budget in February 2018 when he was in hospital in the United States for cancer treatment.

He also had triple bypass heart surgery when he was 52.

Jaitley, a lawyer-turned politician, contributed in a major way to the BJP and the government for over two decades. He has been one of the most important strategists for the party.

Much before BJP president Amit Shah emerged on the national scene, Jaitley was seen as a key player in preparing the party’s strategies for the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections. He has been in charge of states such as Gujarat since 2002, besides Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Assam and West Bengal.

- Advertisement -Arun Jaitley, former finance minister and economic reformer, dies at 66 corhaz 3

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

This Summers, travel North India at 12500/- only with Goa Adventure Club

  Agra-Manali-Kullu-Amritsar-Kasol-Wagah Border-New Delhi-Solang Valley Making travelling easier for Goans and especially budget travellers and students with tight pockets, Goa Adventure Club is a travel start...

Congress to contest ZP poll in around 40 constituencies, no united opposition for polls

Panaji: Congress in Goa on Wednesday announced that they would be contesting upcoming Zilla Panchayat election in around 40 out of 50 constituencies. Goa Pradesh...

Don’t politicize Mahadayi issue: Pramod Sawant

Panaji: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday accused the opposition parties of “unnecessarily politicizing the issue of dispute with Karnataka on Mahadayi river.” Sawant...

State Election Commission meets political party representatives ahead of ZP polls

Panaji: Ahead of Zilla Panchayat polls, State Election Commission on Wednesday held meeting of political party representatives. SEC has said that out of the nine...

Collector asks Goa University to verify authenticity of BA degree of Deputy Speaker Isidore Fernandes’s son

North Goa Collector has asked the Goa University to ascertain the validity of the BA degree submitted by Raymond Filipe Fernandes son of Goa’s...