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Posted at: Aug 25, 2019, 6:56 AM; last updated: Aug 25, 2019, 6:56 AM (IST)

Governor condoles demise of Jaitley

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, August 24

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik here today expressed grief over the demise of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

The Governor recalled his close association with Jaitley since his student union days in 1974, and while working with him during the Jai Parkash Narayan movement.

He remembered the contribution and sacrifices made by Jaitley for the country, especially his imprisonment during the Emergency.

He recollected their close association during the days when Jaitley was nominated member of the national executive of the erstwhile Janata Party and subsequently the BJP.

The Governor further stated that he would always remain thankful to Jaitley for his sage advice and humane approach in dealing with various issues from time to time.

In his condolence message, the Governor prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family in its hour of grief.

Meanwhile, former Finance Minister of J&K Haseeb Drabu expressed grief over the demise of ex-Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

“An outstanding human being with traditional values and modern sensibilities. Very warm memories of knowing and working with him. Be it gossip, policy matters, legal issues, political developments or street food discussions, one always learnt from him. Respect. RIP @arunjaitley,” Drabu tweeted.

National Conference provincial president Devender Singh Rana while expressing grief and sorrow described him as as gentlemen politician, who reached out to all sections of political spectrum and society.

“India has lost a tall statesman, a political stalwart and a legal genius,” Rana said.

The untimely demise of Jaitley had created a huge void, which is difficult to be filled, he added and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

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