While talking on demise of former finance minister Arun Jailtey, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "The nation will never forget his contribution, he was an asset to the party, the government when he was part of it, and the country. He is not with us anymore, I pay tribute to him". Union Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed his condolences to late Jaitley and said, "Arun Jaitley's demise is an unbearable loss to the workers of BJP. As a student leader, he was jailed for 19 months during the emergency. As a Member of Parliament, he always raised the voice of the people and acted as a crusader against corruption".