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Former finance minister Arun Jaitley's mortal remains being taken to BJP headquarters

Mortal remains of Arun Jaitley being taken to BJP headquarters. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 25, 2019, 10.16 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Former finance minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's mortal remains is being taken to BJP headquarters on Sunday.

Several BJP leaders accompanied the convoy carrying Jaitley's mortal remains in a military vehicle decked with flowers.

Jaitley's last rites will be held later today with full state honours at Delhi's Nigambodth Ghat.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) released an official statement on Saturday to confirm the sad demise of the former union minister.

Jaitley's mortal remains were taken to his Kailash Colony residence in Delhi from AIIMS, Delhi.

Leaders, politicians thronged the BJP's veteran's residence to pay their last respects. 

Condoling the demise of Jaitley, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described him as a "political giant, towering intellectual and legal luminary".

Jaitley held important portfolios during the first tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

 He was not keeping well for some time. After Modi government retained power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Jaitley wrote to Prime Minister Modi, saying he would not take up any responsibility in the government due to his deteriorating health condition.