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.

Congress shorn of any ideology, obsessed with only Modi, says Arun Jaitley

In a blog post on Facebook, Jaitley wrote, “In dynastic parties political positions are heritable. Unfortunately, wisdom is not heritable. It has to be acquired through learning.”

Wisdom can’t be inherited, Arun Jaitley tells Rahul Gandhi, mocks Congress’ obsession with Modi

Union Minister Arun Jaitley, in a scathing attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi, has questioned his wisdom, saying that it has to be acquired through learning and cannot be inherited. Jaitley took the jibe at Gandhi in a Facebook post, lambasting the Congress chief for his anti-Narendra Modi tirade.

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Government to launch Rs 500-crore credit enhancement fund

The dedicated fund will operate as a non-banking financial company (NBFC) with 49 per cent government stake.

Justice KM Joseph elevation to Supreme Court: Arun Jaitley turns to history to slam Congress charge on govt move

Citing instances where judges of the Supreme Court were superseded and how recommendations of the apex court were turned down, he said: “I have written this blog so that my friends in the Congress party get an opportunity to look at the mirror.”

Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

Justice KM Joseph elevation to Supreme Court: Arun Jaitley reminds Congress of Nehru, Indira eras

Arun Jaitley said the executive has the power to provide inputs to the collegium and can even refer a recommendation back with relevant inputs for reconsideration but is eventually bound by recommendations.

clarification for Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) tax

Email threat to PM Modi: BJP says beware of urban Maoists and friends, Congress seeks probe

On the other hand, some in the Congress, especially those who make the Opposition in Maharashtra, questioned the claim of a Maoist conspiracy to assassinate the Prime Minister, calling it a possible attempt to divert attention or gain sympathy.

‘IBC ordinance to further formalise realty’: Arun Jaitley on changes in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

“The inevitable consequence of this would be that the market itself will discover solutions,” Jaitley said.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

Some political parties using Maoist against NDA, says Jaitley

Arun Jaitley, who is recuperating from a kidney transplant surgery at home, in a blog hit at some political parties for using Maoist as an instrument against the ruling NDA.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

Arun Jaitley hits out at Rahul Gandhi: ‘How much does he know?’

“Listening to his speech delivered in Madhya Pradesh today reaffirms my curiosity about the answer. Is he being inadequately briefed or is he being a little too liberal with his facts,” Arun Jaitley said.

Arun Jaitley hits back at Rahul Gandhi over Mandsaur speech: How much does he know? When will he know?

Posting a point-by-point rebuttal of Rahul Gandhi’s allegations in a blog on his Facebook page, Jaitley questioned Gandhi’s knowledge of things that he talked about during the Mandsaur rally. “How much does he know? When will he know?,” wondered Jaitley.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

Arun Jaitley back home after kidney transplant

During the period of his indisposition, his portfolios (ministry of finance and ministry of corporate affairs) are temporarily assigned to Coal and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

Arun Jaitley discharged from AIIMS after kidney transplant

The finance minister, whose portfolio has been “temporarily” assigned to Piyush Goyal, returned home in the afternoon after a three-week stay at AIIMS and expressed gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who took care of him.

Centre to refund GST on rations used for langar, similar meals

Centre to refund GST on rations used for langar, similar meals

The scheme, called Seva Bhoj Yojna, has an outlay of Rs 325 crore for financial years 2018-19 and 2019-20, according to a statement by the Ministry of Culture.

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In apology to Arun Jaitley, Kumar Vishwas lashes out at ‘liar, coward’ Arvind Kejriwal

Kumar Vishwas, along with Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, had made allegations of corruption against arun Jaitley during his stint as president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

India transformed into bright spot under four years of NDA govt: Arun Jaitley

‘The country, which was on the verge of becoming basket case, is now a fastest-growing economy’