Amit Shah pays tribute to Arun Jaitley on his birth anniversary
Union Interior Minister Amit Shah paid tribute to Arun Jaitley in Delhi on Monday. It also unveiled a six-foot statue of the late leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, formerly known as Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, on the occasion of his 68th birthday.
“He made a lasting contribution to Indian politics and served the nation with great passion and devotion. My heartfelt tribute, ”Shah said, adding that it was a matter of honor for him to be in the stadium that has witnessed historic cricket moments in the past.
Other leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also paid tribute to Jaitley. “Remembering my friend, Arun Jaitley Ji on his birth anniversary. His warm personality, intellect, legal acumen and wit are missed by all those with whom he closely interacted. He worked tirelessly for the progress of India, ”Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
BJP Chairman JP Nadda recalled the former Finance Minister as an “articulate speaker” and a “capable strategist.” Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that Jaitley will always be remembered for his contribution to the public life of India and his role in strengthening the party.
Jaitley was President of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) for 14 years, from 1999 to 2013. He passed away on August 24, 2019.