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Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister during Demon, is dead


Arun Jaitley.

NEW DELHI: BJP stalwart and party troubleshooter Arun Jaitley died on Saturday at AIIMS. He died at 12.07 pm. It was during his tenure as finance minister that NDA took crucial decisions to curb black money, implemented GST — ‘one nation, one tax’ and brought in demonetisation.

Mr Jaitley, 66, was admitted in AIIMS on August 9. The AIIMS sources had earlier said he was on life support.

As soon as his death was reported, leaders cutting across party lines paid rich tributes with Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him a “valued friend”.

The AIIMS sources had earlier ...


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