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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'Obviously, she chickened out of contest': Arun Jaitley on Priyanka Gandhi not fighting polls from Varanasi

Union minister Arun Jaitley said the myth propagated by the Congress that 'Priyanka will make a difference' has been debunked now.

Arun Jaitley backs CJI Ranjan Gogoi, slams complaint and ‘institution disruptors’

Arun Jaitley’s post under the title “It is time to stand with the judiciary”, came in contrast to the silence of the government last year, when four senior judges of the SC including Justice Gogoi,  held an unprecedented press conference questioning the selective allocation of sensitive cases by the then CJI Dipak Misra.

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'It's time to stand up with judiciary': Arun Jaitley on allegations against CJI Gogoi

The Finance Minister said that those who “peddle falsehood to destroy the institution are not dealt with in an exemplary manner, this trend will only accelerate.”

Jet employees meet Jaitley, appeal for govt’s support in reviving airline

On April 17, Jet Airways announced temporary closure of the airline’s operations after a consortium of bankers led by State Bank of India refused immediate fund infusion of Rs 983 crore into India’s oldest private airline.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Present generation of dynast has become liability for Congress, says Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said the two Prime Ministers that BJP gave to the nation -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi -- were by a mile the "tallest politicians of their generation", adding that this could happen only in merit-based parties and not dynastic ones.

Arun Jaitley: Middle class will ensure performance-centric democracy

Speaking at the launch of the book, Citizen Raj, authored by economist Surjit Bhalla, Jaitley said that the socio economic profile of India is changing very fast, with the middle class and neo middle class constituting a significant chunk of voters.

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Strong govt, leader with clarity can resolve Kashmir issue: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley also rejected the Opposition’s argument that elections should not be fought on national security issues, saying security and terrorism are the most important issues in the long run and all other challenges are capable of “early resolution”.

National security, terrorism most important issues facing India: Arun Jaitley

He also said that the biggest challenge before India is the issue of Jammu & Kashmir and terror as it concerns the nation's sovereignty.

Rahul Gandhi manufacturing Court order on Rafale for political propaganda: Arun Jaitley

Calling it a new low for Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Arun Jaitley said "the lower he sinks, the higher we rise".

Arun Jaitley: No leader, no gathbandhan, Oppositon on rent-a-cause campaign

"There is no leader, no Gathbandhan, no Common Minimum Programme and no real issue. Not surprisingly there are not many takers for a "failed campaign". It is 'Rent a Cause' Campaign," Arun Jaitley said in a Facebook post.

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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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