Condolence Message of Honorable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad on the demise of Shri Arun Jaitley, Former Union Minister.

Condolence Message of Honorable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad on the demise of Shri Arun Jaitley, Former Union Minister.

 

 

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Raj Bhavan

Gangtok, Sikkim

 

                                                                                          CONDOLENCE  MESSAGE

 

Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad has expressed deep sadness and grief on the demise of Shri Arun Jaitley, Former Union Minister, following relatively a short illness at All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi shortly after noon today.

In his condolence message, Hon’ble Governor wrote “I am deeply shocked  and saddened by the news of untimely demise of  Shri Arun Jaitley at AIIMS, New Delhi today.

Though we  were aware of his illness, it was unexpected that  he would leave us so early. Having started his political career as student leader of Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad,  his rise in the Indian Polity, firstly as acclaimed lawyer politician of Bharatiya Janta Party and later as Union Minister serving numerous portfolios under Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Shri Narendra Modi governments,  Late Jaitley exemplified dedication and   diligence in discharging his responsibilities. He was known for his articulation and administrative acumen with which he served the important ministries such as Defence, Law and Justice, Information and Broadcasting, Corporate affairs and Finance, initiating  much needed reforms in the governance. Besides  numerous pathbreaking reforms that he initiated during his term as Union Minister in various ministries, country will remember and  credit him  for the success and implementation of country’s biggest tax reform, i.e, Goods and Service Tax  in the country.   

Late Jaitley Ji has set a benchmark for aspiring  leaders with his dedication and persistence in keeping nation’s interest above self in his illustrious public life against all odds including his health concern.

With his demise, the country has lost an exemplary leader, a nationalist and a statesman in true sense, who always worked for the larger interest of the country and especially the economy.

I have had very close association with Late Jaitley Ji and his passing away is my personal loss as much to the country. At this time of bereavement, I join the people of Sikkim and my fellow countrymen to offer my deepest condolences. I pray to the almighty for bestowing strength to his family members to cope with this irreparable loss.”

Deputy Secretary (PR) to Governor

SKM/GOV/DS(PR)/2019/72

24th  August, 2019