Late Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley’s ashes were immersed in the river Ganga in Haridwar by his son Rohan on Monday.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also accompanied Rohan Jaitley.
Jaitley died on Saturday at Delhi’s AIIMS at 12.07 pm after facing several health issues for many months. He was admitted to the hospital on August 9. He was 66 years old.
His last rites were performed by his son Rohan on Sunday with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat in the national capital.
Top leaders, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Kapil Sibal, Jyotiradity Scindia, Nitish Kumar and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu were among a sea of leaders across the political spectrum were present at the crematorium to pay their last respects to the BJP stalwart.
A lawyer by profession, Jaitley had been an important part in Narendra Modi’s Cabinet during his first tenure as prime minister. He held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government.
Jaitley did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections presumably because of his ill-health.