Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS for treatment.
"Deeply pained by the demise of Arun Jaitley ji".
"His death is an irreparable loss to the nation and a personal loss to me".
The Prime Minister said that Arun Jaitley Ji was a political giant, towering intellectual and legal luminary.
As per reports, PM Narendra Modi spoke to Jaitley's wife and son and expressed his condolences. "Jaitley strove hard and burnt the midnight oil to bring about a consensus across the political spectrum in ushering the revolutionary GST regime in the country". For his party, the BJP, he was the man who articulated the party line best, in both Hindi and English, the rather affable public face of the party. "She leaves behind a void which is hard to fill". "Condolences to his family".
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Remembering his contributions to public life, interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi said, "Shri Jaitley had a long innings as a public figure, Parliamentarian and Minister and his contributions to public life will forever be remembered". Thoughts and prayers with his family in this moment of grief.
Former Union Minister of India and Attorney Arun Jaitley passed way today at a private hospital after being unwell for more than three weeks. "My heartfelt condolences to Sangeetaji, Sonali, Rohan and all members of his family", BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani's condelence message for Arun Jaitley's family.
Union finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman expressed her condolonces saying that Jaitley was a great mentor for her and that she had learnt a lot from him. He was a committed party worker having brilliant organisational skill.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "Extremely saddened at the passing away of Arun Jaitley Ji, after a battle bravely borne".
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that Jaitley proved his talent in various fields and left his mark in administrative field. "As a fiery student leader, he was at forefront of protecting our democracy during the Emergency".
Jaitley was diabetic and had bariatric - weight-loss surgery - in 2014, received a kidney transplant in 2018 and traveled to the United States last January for unspecified medical care.