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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Jaitley dismisses report of price escalation in Rafale deal as 'fudged arithmetic'

"The new article on Rafale is based on fudged arithmetic - ignore the escalation of the 2007 non-deal offer and compare it with the 2016 price and invent a scam," he said.

Arun Jaitley calls govt's critics compulsive contrarians, says they manufactured falsehood

Arun Jaitley also warned the critics that "weakening a sovereign elected government and strengthening the unelectable is only a subversion of democracy".

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Nation built by those with positive mindsets, not compulsive contrarians: Arun Jaitley

Over the past year, the Congress party has stepped up its attack on the government on issues — including those mentioned by Jaitley — inside as well as outside Parliament.

Arun Jaitley likely to return to present Budget

Arun Jaitley is likely to present the Union Budget on February 1, which will be the last for the current government before the general elections, they said. In a blog Tuesday, Jaitley had said India needs a decisive leadership to push growth.

India needs a decisive PM to deliver growth: Arun Jaitley

Even as India is a fastest-growing major economy in the world, the government is not satisfied with 7 to 7.5 per cent growth rate and want to break the 8 per cent barrier, he said in his blog post.

India needs a decisive Prime Minister, not maverick leadership: Arun Jaitley

At a time when the Industrial Production fell down to an 18 month low, Jaitley hailed the economy saying that the fiscal discipline during the past five years has been amongst the best as compared to any preceding period.

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Arun Jaitley travels to US for medical checkup related to kidney ailment

Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS last year in early April following which he underwent dialysis. He had a renal transplant surgery on May 14, 2018.

Breather for small businesses: GST exemption cap up to Rs 40 lakh

On the rate cut on pending items such as cement, which is in the peak slab of 28 per cent, Jaitley said any further reductions would be considered only when revenues move up.

Arun Jaitley on GST: ‘Further rate cuts only after revenue collection improves’

When asked about the rate cut on pending items such as cement, which continues to be in peak slab of 28 per cent, Jaitley said, “We will consider any further reductions on individual items only when revenues move up.”

GST Council meeting: Here are all the changes announced today

The Council also allowed Kerala to levy a 1 per cent disaster cess on intra-state sale of goods and services for a period of up to two years to mobilise revenues to meet the cost of rehabilitating parts of states that were ravaged by floods last year.

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Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian announces he's leaving

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Wednesday said he will leave his role at the Finance Ministry in a couple of months. He said he will always be committed to serving the country.

Arun Jaitley celebrates Congress' Anand Sharma's birthday, hosts lunch for MPs

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday hosted a lunch for all the MP's on the last day of Winter Session of Parliament

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Narendra Modi rides in an e-rickshaw during 'Stand up India' launch

Narendra Modi rides in an e-rickshaw during distribution of e-rickshaws under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana launched under Stand up India Scheme in Noida.

Gold traders, jewellers continue their strike for the 28th day

A large number of gold traders and jewellers continued their strike for the 28th day today in protest against the proposed one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery.

February Top Pictures: JNU protest, Jaitley's budget, Thane mass murder

JNU protest, Arun Jaitley's budget, Thane mass murder - Take a look at the top happenings in the month of February.

Budget 2016-17: What's become cheap, what's become costly

Here is a complete list of items that will turn costly and items that will turn cheap as a result of the Union Budget 2016-17 tabled on Monday by FM Arun Jaitley.

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Budget 2016: Infrastructure and Investment sector

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiled a slew of initiatives for the Infrastructure and Investments sector.

Delhi's Odd/Even scheme, French troops in R-Day parade, an adult stag's Chandigarh run: Best pics in January

Delhi's Odd/Even scheme, French troops in R-Day parade, an adult stag's Chandigarh run, see the best pics in January .

President Pranab Mukherjee hosts At Home: Hollande, Modi, Sonia, Kejriwal attend the reception

President Pranab Mukhrjee hosted the At Home reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 26. French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congres President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Foreigmn Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejirwal attended the event.

Arun Jaitley shares stage with Arvind Kejriwal in Kolkata

Arvind Kejrwal and Arun Jaitley temporarily put aside their difference, as they got together for Mamata Banerjee's Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata.

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Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

Senior BJP leaders remember Ananth Kumar as a leader

Union minister Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer for some time now. Senior BJP leaders paid their tributes to the leader.

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Express Eye for Detail Ep 12: Two years of demonetisation, the Diwali mess and Faizabad renamed as Ayodhya

Two years on, The Indian Express learns that RBI did not approve of demonetisation and more about the week’s top stories in Express Eye for Detail episode 12.

CBI versus CBI: Alok Verma says sending him on leave is "patently wrong"

In a midnight move, the government on Wednesday sent CBI director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana on leave after weeks of infighting rocked the investigating agency.

Express Eye for Detail Ep 5: Political war over Vijay Mallya, Kerala nun rape case and rising fuel prices

Why are the Congress and the BJP fighting over Vijay Mallya? Is the Kerala nun's rape case the biggest blot on the church in India? And what did a Bharat bandh this week really achieve? Arun George answers the big questions of the week.

Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owes India Rs 9,000-crore: News in numbers

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been in the UK for two years now, is accused of fraud and money laundering worth Rs 9,000 crore. Find more in today's news in numbers.

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Mallya claims he met Jaitley and offered to settle debt

Triggering a political firestorm in India, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya said in London Wednesday that he had “met the Finance Minister” before leaving India in 2016 and “repeated my offer to settle with the banks”.

Four years of Modi government: A report card of all the things the finance ministry achieved and where it fell back

What the finance ministry achieved in the past four years under Narendra Modi's leadership. An analysis of the ministry's achievements and what it lacked in our series The Last Lap. 

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