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
Arun Jaitley: You have misled the country on issue of poverty for 50 years. Even after giving that slogan (gareebi hatao) if today you think that 20% people don't even have an income of Rs 12,000, then the cross hangs on your neck
Arun Jaitley at Vande Mataram: Valour of our defence forces should never be an election issue
Watch IndiaTV Chairman Rajat Sharma questioning Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Aap Ki Adalat
Union Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the previous governments lived in fear that if India took any action against Pakistan then it will have to face international backlash. But, today, India has the diplomatic strength to strike against Pak
Replying on a question about Mehbooba Mufti's claim that Kashmir issue can only resolved only after talks, Union Minister Arun Jaitley told India TV's Editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma that there is no use of engaging in peace talks with Pakistan unless t
Union Minister Arun Jaitley today revealed how Indian Air Force immaculately planned '100 per cent' successful airstrike on JeM terror camps on Pak soil.
Speaking to India TV's Editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma in Aap Ki Adalat, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that Imran Khan was known as Taliban Khan by his old rivals. If Imran Khan is really against terrorism then he should welcome India's action
FM Arun Jaitley: Monitors and Television screens, Tyres, Power banks of Lithium-ion batteries have brought down from 28% to 18% slab. Accessories for carriages for specially abled persons have been brought down to 5%.
Today SC has further strengthened the fairness criteria. They fixed a time limit and in order to ensure that highest standard of fairness are maintained even in the inquiry they have appointed a retired judge to ensure that the CVC inquiry is fair.
Jaitley slams Rahul Gandhi, says 'Make statements that show some semblance to intelligence'. He also said that irrespective of the allegations, the Rafale deal will not be cancelled.
FM Arun Jaitley attack Rahul Gandhi, accuses him of lying on Rafale deal and NPA issue
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said inflation was under control, and expressed confidence for achieving a fiscal deficit target of 3.3 percent.
“Since 2014, I have never given him any appointment to meet me and the question of his having met me does not arise,” Finance Minister Jaitley said in a Facebook post.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday denied fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s claim that he met the minister before leaving India.
FM Arun Jaitley slams Congress President Rahul Gandhi over Rafale deal allegations
Quantum in defence is always large. Therefore, quantum doesn’t mean anything. Please produce a shred of evidence that Government of India has anything to do with any of the offset suppliers for any contract, whether under UPA or NDA
Arun Jaitley resumes charge as finance minister. He is back after 3-month break from surgery
Arun Jaitley to resume charge as finance minister after surgery break
Addressing the foundation day event of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Union Minister Arun Jaitley stressed that the Modi government is paying special attentions towards improving rural infrastructure.
Taking a dig at the critics of the government, Jaitley said that India's GDP has not declined by 2 per cent on account of demonetization and GST implementation, nor will it India live in poverty as predicted by the former finance minister.