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‘Will be my burden to carry’: PM Modi pays tributes to Arun Jaitley

Hindustan Times logo Hindustan Times 10-09-2019 HT Correspondent
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on an official three-nation tour when former finance minister Arun Jaitley died, on Tuesday joined prominent leaders of the NDA to pay tribute to his close and much-younger friend. PM Modi spoke extensively about the impact that Arun Jaitley had made on different people due to his many abilities.

a person wearing a wedding cake: New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former finance minister Arun Jaitley during a prayer ceremony, in New Delhi on September 2019. (PTI) © Provided by HT Digital Streams Limited New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former finance minister Arun Jaitley during a prayer ceremony, in New Delhi on September 2019. (PTI)

"For a bit, imagine my state. What would my state be… because I lost such a dear friend, one who was much younger than me," PM Modi said his inability to be with Jaitley to catch a last glimpse will be "a burden on my heart that I would always have to carry".

Arun Jaitley, 66, died on August 24 after nearly a fortnight at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He had been admitted to the hospital on 9 August after complaining of uneasiness. PM Modi had to miss his funeral the next day on account of his official tour.

PM Modi said he would also miss Arun Jaitley at cabinet meetings where the prime minister said, Jaitley's vast knowledge about parliamentary and governance precedents, would help the cabinet arrive at the right decisions.

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