Once tipped to be the PM candidate, Arun Jaitley has emerged as one of the most important leaders in the BJP. Starting his political career as a student leader in the 1970s, Jaitley’s first major stint with Indian polity was when he was put under preventive detention during Emergency days. Over the time, Jaitley, who was once an ABVP leader in Delhi University, has emerged as a prominent face of the BJP and is currently among the top ranks of the party. Jaitley made his debut as a Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar this time, only to lose against Captain Amarinder Singh of Congress. However, despite the loss, Jaitley is expected to get a top portfolio in the Modi Cabinet.