Arun Jaitley is a Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jaitley also served as the Minister of Defence as an additional charge. 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
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today presented the Union Budget 2018-19 – Modi government’s last full-fledged budget ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his budget speech said that this year, the focus is on strengthening agriculture sector.
Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the Indian economy is on a strong wicket with sound macro-economic fundamentals. He took a graphical approach to explain the achievements of his ministry in the last three years and also to explain the future strategies.
Palak Muchhal presents Lata Mangeshkar's famous number 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo' in a different yet melodious avatar.
Arun Jaitley analyses impact of terrorism and the possible means to deal with it.