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Modi visits Jaitley’s family soon after return from foreign tour

Hours after he reached New Delhi from the three-nation foreign trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the residence of former Finance Minister late Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday.

Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah visited Jaitley’s home in south Delhi and met with the veteran leader’s wife and children. The Prime Minister said the good work Jaitley has done for India will remain immortal.

In a tweet, Modi said, “Went to the residence of late Arun Jaitley Ji. Spent time with his family members. Destiny took Arun Ji away from us too soon but the good work he has done for India will remain immortal.”

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Modi said, “BJP and Arun Jaitley Ji had an unbreakable bond. As a fiery student leader, he was at forefront of protecting our democracy during the Emergency. He became a much liked face of our Party, who could articulate the Party programmes and ideology to a wide spectrum of society.”

Addressing the Indian community at Bahrain, he said, “I am a man bound by duty. At a time when there is an environment of enthusiasm in Bahrain, at a time when our country is celebrating Janmashtami, I am here with deep sorrow in my heart.

The friend with whom I walked together in public life, embarked on the political journey together, with whom I remained connected all the time, with whom I faced struggles, dreamt and fulfilled those dream, that friend Arun Jaitley, country’s former defence and finance minister, died today.”

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