Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have mourned the sad demise of Rajya Sabha MP Arun Jaitley who passed away at AIIMS, New Delhi on Saturday.
The Governor in a condolence letter to Sangeeta Jaitley, wife of the former union minister, conveyed his deep shock to learn about the sudden and untimely demise of her husband.
He said that with Jaitley’s demise, the nation has lost a great visionary, statesman, outstanding parliamentarian, legal luminary, a towering intellectual and an able administrator, who worked selflessly and relentlessly for the good of the nation.
“Jaitley was a brilliant orator, a man of impeccable integrity and a great supporter of democratic values,” the governor said.
Dr Mishra added that Jaitley held important positions in the parliamentary democracy including the country’s Finance Minister, Defence Minister and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
“He has left an indelible mark as the Finance Minister of the country, placing India as the world’s fastest-growing economy. We shall always cherish his fond memory,” the governor said.
“I join the people of Arunachal Pradesh in conveying our sincere and heartfelt condolence to you and members of the bereaved family and pray to Almighty God for eternal peace for the departed soul,” the Governor added.