Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the late BJP Veteran, Arun Jaitley was a 'Genius in Court', during the condolence meet (Shraddhanjali) held by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). While paying his respects to the late former Union Minister, he said that Jaitley, even with his care-free attitude, always won cases in court. PM Modi got emotional while speaking at the condolence meet.
Speaking about Jaitley's legal career, he said, "Usually a client used to always come back disappointed after meeting Jaitley. While someone used to tell him about a case, he would have been watching TV. Or when someone tried to explain to him about their concerns, he would order food. This always led to the clients remain concerned about the hearing." PM Modi further mentioned that however, when they saw him talk in the court, everyone used to be amazed. "What kind of special quality did he have that even if a person spoke only two to four sentences, he could read someone completely," he added. PM Modi stated that Arun Jaitley always fought the legal battle and won the cases.
The 'Shraddhanjali' (Condolence meet) was organized by the BJP on Tuesday at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The event was attended by Jaitley's family members. Along with this, several other political leaders and diplomats attended the prayers, including members from the opposition party. Among the prominent leaders were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP Working President JP Nadda among others. Out of these leaders, JP Nadda, Amit Shah and PM Modi were among those who spoke at the event.
Apart from his political career, Arun Jaitley was known for his presence in the legal field. He has served as the Additional Solicitor General of India in the 1990s. He has also served as a senior lawyer at the Delhi High Court and was also a practitioner of law at the Supreme Court of India. He has fought several high profile cases during his legal career.
Veteran BJP leader and Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away at the age of 66 on August 24, after being on life support for almost a week. He was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on August 9 after complaining of breathlessness and restlessness where he was being treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors. The former Union Minister was cremated on August 25 at the Nigambodh Ghat before which he was taken to the BJP headquarters where all the political leaders paid their last respects.