Arun Jaitley passes away

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's health deteriorated and he passed away this morning at AIIMS in the national capital. Arun Jaitley was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences on 9 August after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Arun Jaitley's health since 10 August. Hospital sources on Tuesday said he was on life support.

A multidisciplinary team of doctors were monitoring his condition. Several prominent leaders, including President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Jitendra Singh and Ram Vilas Paswan,  Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress's Abhishek Singhvi and Jyotiraditya Scindia and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat visited the hospital in recent days to enquire about Jaitley's health and meet his family members.