On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the delegation of 10 parties led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the national capital to discuss a caste-based census.
Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away on August 24, 2019, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. He was 66.
The accused have been identified as Krishan Garg of Swaroop Nagar and Manish Kansal of Jalandhar in Punjab, they said.
Vijay Sharma, a local BJP leader from Shahdara, said that they were yet to get over their grief over the demise of senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj when another loss had befallen them.
The last rites of the former finance minister were performed by his son Rohan amid chanting of Vedic mantras. A gun salute was given before the last rites.
Advocate Karnail Singh, president of Saket Bar Association, said Arun Jaitley was a great human being, leader, lawyer and politician.
His body was taken to the BJP headquarters from where it was carried in a flower-decked gun carriage to the cremation ground, amidst slogans of 'Jaitley ji amar rahein'.
Jaitley had not been attending office for about three weeks now and was admitted to AIIMS for undergoing tests and treatment for an undisclosed illness, sources said.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in the last Budget by the Modi government has announced tax exemption limit up to Rs 5 lakh. This was but one of the many sops in a please-all budget.
Jaitley listed out other key issues concerning Justice Loya case, the CBI issue, RBI debate, judicial activism while highlighting how the critics have launched a crusade against the government.
Jaitley said "disrupters" have lost on all counts and those who manufactured falsehood compromised the security of the country.
The CBI has challenged the Patiala House court's ruling which had acquitted all the accused in the case.
Jaitley said the government cut the borrowing target for the current fiscal by Rs 70,000 crore and allowed oil companies to raise USD 10 billion in one year.
These changes will be effective from midnight, says Finance secretary Dr. Hasmukh Adhia.
The Supreme Court judgement kept the provision of Aadhaar mandatory for filing of IT returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN).