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.

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Once, in 2016, Arun Jaitley warned of pitfalls in holding simultaneous polls

“Regarding holding of simultaneous election to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies, Hon’ble FM (Jaitley) averred that this is a sphere which is fraught with many pit-falls and we should tread with abundant caution in the matter,” state the minutes of the meeting.

Delhi: Memorial for Arun Jaitley, the friend, the colleague

Sorabjee recalled how Jaitley had initially turned down the position of Additional Solicitor General in the 1990s.


PM Modi's tribute to Arun Jaitley: Close friend, blessed with so much talent

Describing Jaitley as a “very close friend”, Modi said he was a “stalwart blessed with so much talent”.

Couldn't pay last respects to him, will always be burden on my heart: PM pays tribute to Arun Jaitley

Modi also said the late former home minister was known for his one-liners and was "very friendly to the media".

Arun Jaitley's ashes immersed in Ganga at Varanasi

The ashes were immersed in the river by Arun Jaitley's son Rohan in the presence of family members, party leaders and workers

With Arun Jaitley's death, the legal fraternity has lost its mentor

Arun Jaitley was not happy with the system, quality and nature of legal education in India. Both BAI and SILF provided him with a platform to interact with universities law schools, faculty and students.


Condolence meet for Arun Jaitley: ‘Intellectual politician, he had a big role in developing BJP’

Various friends and well-wishers had organised the condolence meet at Karnavati Club in Ahmedabad. Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta, son Rohan and daughter Son-ali were also present at the event.

Arun Jaitley will be remembered for the economic reforms he ushered in

Arun Jaitley's record as finance minister is to many observers a mixed legacy, mainly due to the fallout from measures such as demonetisation and the government’s disagreements with RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

Arun Jaitley, the farmers’ finance minister

Arun Jaitley hoped to transform agri-markets, subsidy structures. Implementing these ideas would be a fitting tribute to him.

Arun Jaitley, a politician like none other

Through a political and public life spread over 44 years from the Emergency to his retirement from Cabinet, he was a confidant of many, Narendra Modi perhaps being his longest political friend.

Arun Jaitley Photos

Rare photos of Arun Jaitley from Express archives

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.

Arun Jaitley cremated with full State honours

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.


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

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.

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 .

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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.


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.


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. 

Budget 2018: Disappoints Salaried and Equity Investor Class

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented the fifth and last full budget of the NDA government before next year’s general election and announced a slew of measures for the agriculture and rural sectors, a new health insurance scheme for the poor and some relief in income tax for the salaried class and senior citizens. He said India is firmly […]

What Will Become Cheaper, What Could Get Expensive Following The Union Budget?

With the Union Budget 2018 just days away, we ask experts at Deloitte to look at those areas where the budget will affect you the most. From prices of essential commodities, taxes and government services, the sector experts at Deloitte tell us what to expect, and what not to expect from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February […]