Sports fraternity condoles demise of Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: India’s sporting fraternity mourned the demise of senior BJP leader and former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday.

Jailtley, who was undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, passed away at 12:07 PM today. He was 66.

It may be noted that Jaitley had served the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) as president between 1999-2013. He has also been associated with the BCCI.

Several sportspersons have expressed their grief over the passing away of Arun Jaitley.

Jaitley, first became a Cabinet minister in the government of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000. He then also went on to serve as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from June 2009.

He was appointed the Finance Minister in the first term of Modi government in 2014. He opted out of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing health reasons.

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