Arun Jaitley Cremated With State Honours At Delhi’s Nigambodh Ghat
New Delhi: Former finance minister and BJD stalwart Arun Jaitley was cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat here with full State honours on Sunday, in the presence of leaders from across the political spectrum and scores of party workers and admirers.
Jaitley’s last rites were performed by his son Rohan.
The 66-year-old leader passed away at the AIIMS here on Saturday.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, BJP veteran LK Advani, party president and Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, party’s working president J P Nadda, Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani and Anurag Thakur; BJP MPs Vijay Goel and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe; Congress leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kapil Sibal were among those present at the cremation ground.
Chief ministers of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Bihar and Uttarakhand, namely Devendra Fadnavis, Vijay Rupani, B S Yediyurappa, Nitish Kumar and Trivendra Singh Rawat, respectively, were also present there.