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Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley is the former 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.

ARUN JAITLEY NEWS

Amit Shah unveils Arun Jaitley's statue at DDCA premises

December 28, 2020 3:36 pm

Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled Arun Jaitley's life-size statue, prepared by 96-year-old renowned sculptor Ram Sutar, the man behind the making of the Statue of Unity in Gujarat.

Bishan Singh Bedi threatens legal action, demands immediate removal of his name from Kotla stand

December 27, 2020 11:38 pm

"Not for a day or even a minute would I feel better to be part of a cricket stadium which has a statue of a person who I strongly believe brought down cricketing values in the Capital," said Bedi.

Stadiums in India named after politicians, officials, musicians ... everyone but cricketers

December 26, 2020 6:36 am

Nearly all great venues in the world honour eminent sportspersons in way one or another. In India, though, cricket stadiums are named after everyone except cricketers and a handful are named after heroes from other sports.

Bishan Singh Bedi wants his name removed from Kotla stand over plans to install Jaitley’s statue

December 25, 2020 7:52 am

Bedi and Jaitley were often at loggerheads during the latter’s lifetime with the legendary spinner alleging corruption and misappropriation of funds during his tenure at the helm of DDCA.

Ahmed Patel and Arun Jaitley — the problem solvers

December 04, 2020 10:04 pm

Both could reach out across party lines, were modest and their parties' crisis managers

Rohan Jaitley files nomination for DDCA president's post

October 07, 2020 6:39 pm

Late former finance minister Arun Jaitley's son Rohan is all set to become the next president of DDCA and has promised to halt 'unnecessary expenses' in the corruption and controversy-ridden body.

Jaswant Singh stood for a more inclusive India, a kinder BJP

September 28, 2020 11:24 am

Why was Singh admired within the BJP earlier, and reviled later? A plausible answer lies in the fact that, under Vajpayee’s leadership, the BJP was attempting sincerely to broad-base itself by becoming a liberal and secular party.

'I miss my friend': Tributes pour in for Arun Jaitley on his first death anniversary

August 24, 2020 3:27 pm

"On this day, last year, we lost Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. I miss my friend a lot. Arun Ji diligently served India. His wit, intellect, legal acumen and warm personality were legendary," PM Modi said in a tweet.

Explained Ideas: Why saving the GST, one of Arun Jaitley’s key reforms, is crucial for the economy

August 24, 2020 9:08 am

Today the GST Council is riven by a trust-deficit and the GST is on the verge of becoming discredited, writes Arvind Subramanian

Arun Jaitley: The builder of common ground

August 24, 2020 9:08 am

If our quest to create one market in India is achieving success, if cooperative federalism can be seen in action in the GST Council, it owes in large part to the contribution of Arun Jaitley

ARUN JAITLEY PHOTOS

Arun Jaitley cremated with full State honours

August 26, 2019 7:33 am

Arun Jaitley, 66, who died in AIIMS on Saturday was undergoing treatment at the hospital for a few weeks. He was admitted there on August 9.

Rare photos of Arun Jaitley from Express archives

August 26, 2019 7:41 am

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.

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian announces he's leaving

June 20, 2018 6:30 pm

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

January 05, 2018 7:25 pm

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

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

April 05, 2016 9:25 pm

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

March 29, 2016 7:20 pm

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

March 04, 2016 2:43 pm

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

March 01, 2016 1:08 pm

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.

Budget 2016: Infrastructure and Investment sector

March 01, 2016 1:07 pm

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

February 01, 2016 4:45 pm

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

ARUN JAITLEY VIDEOS

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

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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.

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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"

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

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.

Mallya claims he met Jaitley and offered to settle debt

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

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.