New Delhi: Today is the birth anniversary of veteran BJP leader and finance ministry in the first term of the Modi government. He was born on this day in 1952. Arun Jaitley, an advocate by profession, is still remembered for his tough decisions as finance minister. It was he who took the initiative to curb black money, corruption in the country financially, after which the Modi government was able to take such difficult decisions.
On his birth anniversary, several leaders have paid homage to him today. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari wrote: Humble greetings to senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Padma Vibhushan Arun Jaitley Ji on his birth anniversary.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla wrote: "An emotional remembrance of Shri Arun Jaitley Ji, a well-known advocate, senior politician and former Union Minister, on his birth anniversary. The reforms brought about by his efforts in the legal, finance and administrative sectors gave a new direction to the country. His progressive thoughts will always be an inspiration for the people of the nation. Union Food Minister Piyush Goyal has also remembered Arun Jaitley by doing so.