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Nepal PM mourns Arun Jaitley's demise

25 Aug 2019, 00:03 GMT+10

Kathmandu [Nepal], Aug 24 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday expressed grief over the death of India's former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who breathed his last at the age of 66.

"Deeply saddened to learn the passing away of Arun Jaitley, a senior BJP leader, Member of Parliament and former Finance Minister of India. Heartfelt condolences to the Prime Minister @narendramodi ji, Government and people of India and the bereaved family members," Oli tweeted.

Jaitley, a key member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago after he complained of restlessness.

The former Finance Minister was placed under observation at the hospital's Cardio-Neuro-Centre.

Echoing similar sentiments, Nepal's former Finance Minister and Opposition Leader Ram Sharan Mahat said he was sad to hear Jaitley's untimely demise.

"Sad to hear the untimely death of @arunjaitley, prominent BJP leader of India. I recall my meetings in Delhi and other regional forums with the former finance minister who had a friendly nature and goodwill for Nepal! My tribute to the departed soul and condolence to family members!" Mahat tweeted. (ANI)

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