Ex-Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cremated with full state honours

Former Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley who breathed his last on Saturday aged 66 at Delhi’s AIIMS was cremated with full state honours at Nigam Bodh Ghat in the national capital on Sunday. His son Rohan performed the last rites.

The cremation was attended by Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javdekar, Smriti Irani, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

Also present were BJP veteran L.K. Advani as well as other party leaders including B.S. Yediyurappa, Gautam Gambhir, along with opposition leaders Sharad Pawar.

His mortal remains were kept at BJP’s headquarters at 11 am for people to pay their last respects.

Published on: Aug 25, 2019 at 15:34 IST

By EP Web Desk

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