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Former finance minister Arun Jaitley's mortal remains moved to BJP headquarters, several leaders arrive to pay respects

Union Home Minister Amit Shah pay respect to former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, at party headquarters. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 25, 2019, 11.26 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Former finance minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's mortal remains were brought to the BJP's headquarters on Sunday.

Jaitley's remains were brought to the BJP headquarters in Rouse Avenue from his South Delhi house in a vehicle adorned with white flowers with huge life-size portraits of the leader both at the front and back.

Several political leaders arrived at the BJP headquarters to pay their respects to the former union minister.

BJP veteran leader's mortal remains would be kept at the BJP headquarters for people to pay homage and will be cremated at Nigambodh Ghat later in the day. 

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

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

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.

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BJP veteran leader's mortal remains would be kept at the BJP headquarters for people to pay homage and will be cremated at Nigambodh Ghat later in the day.