NEW DELHI, Aug. 25 -- The country is progressing on the path of development in various fields for which Arun Jaitley's contribution was necessary as well as important, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and his deputy Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said in a statement on Saturday.

Expressing deep condolences on the death of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart, the RSS leaders said Jaitley had started his social and political life right from his youth. "Arun Jaitley has breathed his last today after completing his talented and sensitive leadership," the statement said.

Jaitley plunged into politics through the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the RSS. He actively participated in the Delhi University ...