‘Miss my friend a lot’: PM Modi pays tribute to Arun Jaitley

Remembering former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on his first death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said, “I miss my friend a lot.” Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared an old video highlighting the contributions made by Arun Jaitley as a political leader.

“On this day, last year, we lost Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. I miss my friend a lot. Arun Ji diligently served India. His wit, intellect, legal acumen and warm personality were legendary,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

Sharing the video, PM Modi further wrote, “Here is what I had said during a prayer meeting in his memory.”

In the video, the Prime Minister is heard saying that he regretted not being able to pay his last respects when Arun Jaitley, the former-finance minister, died. PM Modi was in the UAE at the time of his death last year.

Arun Jaitley had died at Delhi’s AIIMS last year.

Rich tributes were paid to Arun Jaitley by several other senior leaders from the BJP on Monday.