India, Aug. 25 -- Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley had his stamp on every big decision the central leadership took to strengthen the party in the national capital, especially in encouraging and inducting young leaders into the Delhi unit.

Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel, who had been working closely with Jaitley since 1971 when the two of them were in Delhi University, said, "He was always consulted for Delhi-related matters. He had a good understanding of Delhi's issues and would push for development of the city."

Jaitley was closely associated with politics in the city and played a crucial role in finding young leader to induct in the BJP's local unit. He played an important role in shaping the political careers of so...