Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has passed away at AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi.

Arun Jaitley, 66, underwent a kidney transplant in May last year. Since then he has not been able to engage in serious politics. He did not contest the Lok Sabha elections which were held due to ill health.

Jaitley was suffocated on the 9th. He was later admitted to the intensive care unit of Delhi AIIMS. The doctors continued to treat him.In this case, today (Aug. 24), Arun Jaitley died without treatment. The AIIMS hospital has officially announced that Jaitley was pronounced dead at 12.07 pm.

Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, had been a key member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet in the BJP government’s first term. He held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government.

Arun Jaitley did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election, presumably because of his ill-health.

In May this year, Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS for treatment.

He had undergone a renal transplant on May 14 last year at AIIMS with Railways Minister Piyush Goyal filling in for him in the finance ministry at that time.