A great loss for the nation, party and the government, said Nitin Gadkari while speaking on Arun Jaitley. Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was ailing for quite sometime, and was put on life support at AIIMS, passed away on Saturday afternoon. Jaitley was put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support, which are used for patients whose lungs and heart are incapable of operating on their own. He was hospitalised on August 9 after he complained of uneasiness and weakness. Owing to his health condition, Jaitley had opted out of contesting the elections this year as well as taking up ministerial role.
Published On: Aug 24, 2019