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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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Union Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

Rafael deal: Rahul hurt Indian leaders’ image globally, says Arun Jaitley

Rahul, however, said that he stood by his statement in Parliament. “Let them deny if they want. He (Macron) said that before me. I was there, Anand Sharma and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were also there,” he said.

Rahul Gandhi has seriously hurt image of Indian politician before the world: Jaitley

‘If this was his best argument for 2019, God help his party’: Jaitley on Rahul Gandhi’s parliament speech

Jaitley also accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of trivialising the no-confidence motion debate while stressing that “facts are always sacrosanct”.

Arun Jaitley: The leader of the world’s fastest growing economy cannot be a ‘Bechara’

Arun Jaitley: India needs a decisive leader like Modi, not a tragedy king like Kumaraswamy

Jaitley’s remarks were directed towards the emotional outburst of Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, who on Sunday had equated the burden of carrying the weight of a coalition government to ‘swallowing poison’ like Lord Shiva.

Arun Jaitley: Federal front a failed idea, can’t have ‘bechara’ PM

Congress only gave slogans, PM Modi gave resources for rural India’s development: Arun Jaitley

In his Facebook post, Arun Jaitley credited PM Modi for nation’s development saying that he has ‘shaken the traditional thinking process’ and has made it possible that rural parts of the country get ‘first right of resources’.

Arun Jaitley: The leader of the world’s fastest growing economy cannot be a ‘Bechara’

Delhi govt cannot set up investigative agency to probe crimes, says Arun Jaitley on SC judgment

If Delhi has no police powers, it cannot set up investigative agency to investigate crimes as had been done in the past,” Jaitley wrote in a Facebook note.

Arun Jaitley: The leader of the world’s fastest growing economy cannot be a ‘Bechara’

GST monumental economic reform, best yet to come: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley on Twitter also lashed out at the Congress and Rahul Gandhi for preaching the idea of single slab GST across the country.

One year of GST: A look at the journey so far

July 1, 2018 marks one year of the launch of Goods and Service Tax in India. The policy aims to streamline the taxation structure in the country by doing away with various taxes imposed by states and Centre and introducing a unified tax system.

'Shaky presumption' to assume all deposits are tax evaded money: Arun Jaitley 

‘Shaky presumption’ to assume all deposits are tax evaded money: Arun Jaitley on Swiss bank data

A war of words has ensued between BJP and Congress after it was reported that money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 per cent to CHF 1.01 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there.

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna: At Arun Jaitley’s adopted village in Gujarat, a 50-km journey cut to 4 km

The union minister, who could not attend the inauguration due to medical reasons, spoke at the event through video conferencing.

Distorting history is BJP’s occupation: Sitaram Yechury on Arun Jaitley’s Emergency tweet

Yechury alleged that the then RSS chief’s letters pledging support to Indira Gandhi and pleading for release during the Emergency were recorded in history.

Arun Jaitley: The leader of the world’s fastest growing economy cannot be a ‘Bechara’

Arun Jaitley takes a dig at left parties for supporting Emergency

“India’s Left parties have always been a puzzle to me. The CPI was an unashamed supporter of the Emergency. Its political line was that Emergency was a war on fascism,”Jaitley said.

Arun Jaitley: Federal front a failed idea, can’t have ‘bechara’ PM

Arun Jaitley compares Indira Gandhi to Hitler: ‘If you curb free speech, you become first victim of propaganda’

Arun Jaitley: “The security forces were being asked to disobey illegal orders and, therefore, in the larger interest of the nation, India had to become a ‘disciplined democracy’.”

'Shaky presumption' to assume all deposits are tax evaded money: Arun Jaitley 

Arun Jaitley compares Indira Gandhi to Hitler: From democracy to dictatorship

Jaitley, whose second blog of a three-part series coincided with the 43rd anniversary of imposition of the Emergency, claimed that unlike the German dictator, Indira proceeded to transform India into a “dynastic democracy”.

Jaitley on Emergency: ‘Mrs Gandhi’s tragedy was that she preferred popular slogans over sound policies’

He said that since the war with Pakistan in 1971, India was already in a declared stage of emergency under Article 352 of the Constitution on account of external aggression, and that there was no need to declare a second Emergency.

Arun Jaitley: Federal front a failed idea, can’t have ‘bechara’ PM

Indira Gandhi’s ‘phoney emergency’ turned ‘democracy into constitutional dictatorship’: Arun Jaitley 

On June 25, 1975, Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency across the country citing that security of India was threatened by internal disturbance. When the Emergency was in force, Indira assumed draconian powers and crushed all dissent.