Wed, 18 Sep 2019

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Aug 25 (ANI): Actor-turned-BJP MP Roopa Ganguly on Sunday recalled former finance minister Arun Jaitley as a 'very humorous and witty man'.

"Jaitley ji was a knowledgeable leader, a great lawyer and very humorous and witty man," Ganguly told ANI.

Speaking about her work experience with the former union minister, she said: "I am glad that I got the opportunity to work with him in the Rajya Sabha. He used to make new BJP workers understand everything about the party working style. He was not only a great advocate but also an astute leader of the House. We have seen him handle things with ease in different situations."The BJP leader said that 'we used to be scared of Jaitley at first as he was the most intelligent man who worked with full dedication in the party.'"He was a very transparent person. His knowledge has helped BJP during its first term.....whenever he used to come to press conferences, he used to be very precise. He had the right choice of words," she said.

Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh termed Jaitley's demise "a very unfortunate and great loss for the country".

"The BJP workers of Uttar Pradesh are very sad. It is a huge loss for all us," he said.

The former finance minister passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday afternoon. He was 66. He will be cremated later in the day at Nigambodh Ghat. (ANI)

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