Back from G7 Summit, PM Modi visits Arun Jaitley’s family

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday paid a visit to the family of former finance minister Arun Jaitley who passed away after a prolonged illness on Saturday. PM Modi arrived in the national capital today morning after attending the G7 Summit in France, was accompanied by Home Minister Amit Shah.

Expressing grief on Jaitley’s death, PM Modi had called him “a political giant, towering intellectual and legal luminary.” “With the demise of Arun Jaitley Ji, I have lost a valued friend, whom I have had the honour of knowing for decades. His insight on issues and nuanced understanding of matters had very few parallels. He lived well, leaving us all with innumerable happy memories. We will miss him!” Modi had tweeted.
He had also spoken to Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta and his son while on an official tour in UAE. Sources in the PMO told The Indian Express that Jaitley’s family insisted that the prime minister does not cancel his foreign tour.

Addressing a gathering of members of the Indian community at the Bahrain National Stadium too, he brought up Jaitley, saying, “I cannot imagine that I am here in Bahrain while my dear friend Arun Jaitley is no more.”

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