Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley is the current Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs in the government of India and a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). Born in Delhi in December 1952, Jaitley completed his schooling from St. Xaviers, Delhi and went on to pursue further education in Sri Ram College of Commerce, before completing his law degree from Delhi University. Prior to joining politics he was a practicing lawyer and had worked on the Bofors scandal. Jaitley's initiation in politics took place in 1991 when became member of the national executive of the BJP and he later became the party's spokesperson in 1999. He later took over as the Minister of State, Department of Information and Broadcasting and also Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs. He became member of the Rajya Sabha for the first time in 2000 from Gujarat. Before taking on the finance ministerial post, Jaitley was also the vice president of the BCCI from north zone. He had briefly served as Minister of Defence in the current government as well.
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CM Arvind Kejriwal tells Delhi High Court: Won’t ask scandalous questions

The application added that during proceedings, the questions put to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was “ex-facie abusive and defamatory”.

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Defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley: Ram Jethmalani quits as CM Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer, seeks Rs 2 crore fee

“The reason behind this is that he has spoken a lie. He has gone and said that he has not given me any instructions. He had given me instructions, I had recorded it… I have told him that I am no longer appearing,” said Ram Jethmalani.

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In Rajya Sabha, uproar over Arun Jaitley remarks

“In every case, we have found…these are not issues under the motion of Rule 267 and therefore, it is a practice which is being grossly abused. Therefore, the Chair must also be guided by a principle that you can’t have a Zero Hour run only for the benefit of television cameras,” said Arun Jaitley.

5 Questions: ‘Some members habitually raise irrelevant issues’

Rajya Sabha was rocked by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remark that the Opposition was misusing adjournment notices for publicity. BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe tells The Indian Express that there should be a way to block those who raise meaningless point of orders, preventing many from raising genuine issues.

Rajya Sabha witnesses acrimonious scenes over Arun Jaitley’s remarks

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed acrimonious scenes and three adjournments in the pre-lunch session over Leader of the House Arun Jaitley’s remarks that adjournment notices were being “grossly abused” for publicity. Trouble started soon after the House met for the day at 11 am when Congress leader Anand Sharma wanted to raise an issue under […]

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Second defamation suit by Arun Jaitley: Delhi High Court imposes cost on Arvind Kejriwal

The five other AAP leaders accused in the first defamation case are Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai.

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Defamation case: Delhi HC imposes Rs 10,000 fine on Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi HC have asked chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to pay a cost of Rs 10,000 for failure to file a response on second defamation suit filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley against him. The court asked Kejriwal not to put scandalous questions during his cross- examination.

Ram Jethmalani quits as Arvind Kejriwal’s counsel in defamation case

“I have quit the case of Arvind Kejriwal. He should release letter which I sent to him,” news agency ANI quoted Ram Jehtmalani as saying.

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Armed forces sufficiently equipped, says Defence Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament

According to the CAG Compliance Report tabled in Parliament last week, in March 2013, stock of 50 per cent of ammunition types (85 out of 170) was adequate for less than 10 days of war.

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133 companies owe over Rs 3,39,704 crore to exchequer: Arun Jaitley

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “The number of companies with outstanding corporate tax dues of Rs 500 crore or more is 132 as on March 31, 2017, involving total dues of Rs 3,38,098 crore.”

Need examples to deter benami deals, says Arun Jaitley

On the anti-evasion measures taken by the government, Arun Jaitley said linking of taxpayer’s permanent account number (PAN) with biometric identifier Aadhaar is aimed at preventing tax evasion using multiple PANs. Also, a watch is being kept on the nature of expenditure and if it is compliant with declared income of assessee.

President Pranab Mukherjee exits Rashtrapati Bhavan with great stature: Arun Jaitley

Describing Pranab Mukherjee’s transformation from a senior Minister to a President as “exemplary”, Jaitley said he had won many admirers and his stature grew with each passing day.

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Arun Jaitley to head panel on HPCL stake sale to ONGC

Post-merger all refining units of ONGC will be accumulated under HPCL, making it India’s third largest oil refiner after Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and Reliance Industries, Pradhan said.

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EC failed to check the use of ‘invisible money’, says Arun Jaitley

“For seventy years — we have to honestly introspect and that is a problem that I am grappling with right now — for seventy years, India’s democracy has been funded by invisible money, Elected representatives, governments, political parties, Parliaments. And I must say that the Election Commission completely failed in checking it,” Jaitley said

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Govt working towards tracking invisible money: Arun Jaitley at Delhi Economic Conclave

Demonetisation helped in curbing round tripping of corrupt and black money,” Jaitley said.