Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley's death leaves void in ruling BJP

Former minister of finance and corporate affairs Arun Jaitley, who had been in ill health for some time, died in a New Delhi hospital on Aug 24, two weeks after he was admitted with breathing difficulties.
Former minister of finance and corporate affairs Arun Jaitley, who had been in ill health for some time, died in a New Delhi hospital on Aug 24, two weeks after he was admitted with breathing difficulties.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NEW DELHI - Mr Arun Jaitley was never considered a leader of the masses. Yet his death leaves behind behind a big void for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian government.

Mr Jaitley, 66, who had been in ill health for some time, died in a New Delhi hospital last Saturday (Aug 24), two weeks after he was admitted with breathing difficulties.

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