Port Blair, Aug 24: BJP State Unit under the leadership of Mr. Ajoy Bairagi, President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands today paid tributes to Late Arun Jaitely on his first death anniversary. Mr. Prakash Adhikari, Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. D.C. Aruna Giri, Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. N.K Udhaya Kumar, Chairperson, PBMC and President, BJYM, A & N Islands were also present at Dr. Shayama Prasad Mukherjee Bhavan during the tribute ceremony along with other leaders from the State Unit, Yuva Morcha, Mahila Morcha and Minority Morcha.
Padma Vibhushan Swargiya Arun Jaitley oversaw the Introduction of the Goods and Services Tax which brought the country under one GST regime, he also oversaw the demonetization, merger of Railway Budget with the general budget and introduction of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
Swargiya Arun Jaitley held several key cabinet positions in Vajpayee Govt. as well as the Narendra Modi Govt and was considered one of the best Advocates of the Country.
Swargiya Arun Jaitley started his political career as a Student Leader of Akhil Bhatariya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP). During the Emergency Period (1975-77) he was in preventive detention for a period of 19 months. Swargiya Arun Jaitley held several key positions and served the country with honour.
Mr. Ajoy Bairagi, President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands attended the function in person for the first time after defeating the COVID-19. Mr. Ajoy Bairagi thanked all his well-wishers for praying for him during his fight with the COVID-19. Mr. Ajoy Baragi requested the State Unit and other leaders of the BJP to take inspiration from the life of Swargiya Arun Jaitely and continue to work for the welfare of the citizens of their regions.