Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday said former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was an asset to the Indian people.
In a statement issued here Purohit, condoling the death of Jaitley, said: “Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, a legal luminary and an experienced political leader known for his governance skills will be missed by the country. He was an asset to the people of India.”
“He was appreciated as an outstanding Parliamentarian across the parties, his contribution to the Nation and needy will be remembered ever,” Purohit said.
DMK President M.K.Stalin also remembered Arun Jaitley. In a statement issued here Stalin said that Jaitley was arrested and jailed for 19 months under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during the Emergency for his active participation in the protest led by Jayaprakash Narayan.
Stalin said Jaitley was friendly with members of all the political parties.