Final Journey: Arun Jaitley’s Mortal Remains Being Moved To Nigambodh Ghat
New Delhi: The final journey of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, a key strategist and chief troubleshooter of the BJP and the Narendra Modi government, has begun with the mortal remains being shifted to Nigambodh Ghat for the final rites.
Jaitley, 66, died at the AIIMS on Saturday after battling multiple health issues for the last several months. The 66-year-old was admitted to hospital on August 9 and breathed his last at 12.07pm on Saturday.
The cavalcade carrying mortal remains of Arun Jaitley has left for the final journey to Nigambodh ghat from the BJP headquarters.
A special enclosure has been marked out at Nigambodh ghat where the mortal remains of Arun Jaitley would be kept.
The funeral procession – an eight-km journey from the BJP office to the Nigambodh Ghat on the banks of Yamuna river – is on. The last rites will take place at around 2:30 pm.
BJP workers and mourners queued up outside the BJP office where Jaitley’s casket, wrapped in the national flag, was placed. Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah was among those who paid floral tributes at the party headquarters.
President Ram Nath Kovind and hundreds of leaders paid tributes to the BJP veteran last evening at his south Delhi home.
Visitors continued to pour in this morning. Senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra, NCP leaders Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel, RLD leader Ajit Singh and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu visited his home today.