Former finance minister Arun Jaitley breathed his last on August 24, 2019. He was 66. Jaitley had been undergoing treatment at the AIIMS for several weeks. In the Vajpayee government (1998–2004), he held the cabinet portfolios of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Commerce and Industry and Law and Justice. Since 1991, he has been a member of the national executive of BJP and became the spokesperson of the saffron party during the period preceding the 1999 Lok Sabha election. From 2009 to 2014 he served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. He is also a senior advocate in the Supreme Court. Since 1987, he has been practicing law before the Supreme Court of India and several High Courts in the country. Early life: In 1973, Arun Jaitley graduated with a honours degree in commerce, BCom from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi. In 1977, he passed his LLB degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. At the Delhi University, Jaitley was an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) student leader and in 1974, rose to be the President of the Students Union of Delhi University. He was under preventive detention for a period of 19 months during the period of proclamation of Internal Emergency (1975–77). After getting out of jail, he joined the Jan Sangh.read more
A master tactician, the late Arun Jaitley was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibushan on Saturday. Accepted as an intellect across the political spectrum, the BJP may be sorely missing the services of Arun Jaitley
Former Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley have been awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been awarded in the field of public affairs, while Sushma Swaraj who is former External Affairs ministers has also been awarded in the field of public affairs.
The Finance Ministry will organise a conference 'Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture' on March 20 next year to pay tribute to the former finance minister.
India TV's Editor-In-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma was also present at the book launch ceremony of 'The Renaissance Man - The many facets of Arun Jaitley'.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday unveiled a statue of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley in Patna on his 67th birth anniversary.
DDCA also unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla after skipper Virat Kohli, who recently became the most successful India captain in Test cricket, surpassing MS Dhoni.
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) renamed the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla stadium as Arun Jaitley stadium. The state cricket board also unveiled a new pavilion stand at the stadium after India captain Virat Kohli.
The unveiling ceremony, to be held at the Weightlifting Hall of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, will also see the Kotla stadium being renamed after former Finance Minister, late Arun Jaitley.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recalling Jaitley as "mera chhota dost" (my young friend) said "I miss my young friend each moment...We all have so many memories about Arunji , but think about me who had a long association with him for 30-35 years".
Top ministers on Tuesday remembered Arun Jaitley, their beloved colleague and former minister in the Modi government. The tributes were paid at a prayer meeting at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
Union ministers, NDA functionaries and BJP leaders attended a condolence prayer meet held in the memory of former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday. The prayer meet was held at Talkatora Stadium.
Nitish Kumar also said that Arun Jaitley's birth anniversary will every year be celebrated as a state function.
The Feroz Shah Kotla stadium will be renamed as Arun Jaitley stadium in the memory of the former DDCA president, who passed away on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited Late Arun Jaitley's residence. He paid tributes to the former finance minister and met his family members.
In a letter to the Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, Gambhir said the sports complex should be renamed after Jaitley for his contribution to nation-building and for his love for cricket.
Patanjali spokesperson SK Tijarawala took to Twitter on Monday to inform the Delhi Police that he, along with 10 other people, lost their mobile phones the previous evening.
The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday declared a two-day state mourning as a mark of respect for former finance minister Arun Jaitley who passed away on August 24. SPECIAL COVERAGE ON ARUN JAITLEY
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said former union minister Arun Jaitley's voice will no longer reverberate within the hallowed portals of Parliament, but his presence will be remembered.
Leaders across party lines were present to bid adieu to the former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Jaitley's son Rohan performed the last rites at New Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat. SPECIAL COVERAGE ON ARUN JAITLEY
Arun Jaitley funeral live News updates: Former finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley was cremated on Sunday at 03.30 pm at the Nigambodh Ghat. Jaitley is survived by his wife Sangeeta, daughter Sonali, and son Rohan. Stay tuned to this space as we bring to you latest updates on the cremation and last rites of the BJP leader. ARUN JAITLEY SPECIAL COVERAGE