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Arun Jaitley Arun Jaitley Height: 1.7 m DOB: 28 December 1952

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.

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VIDEOS

FM Arun Jaitley accuses Congress party of misleading the country on issue of poverty

News | Mar 26, 2019, 05:40 PM IST

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

India TV Events | Mar 19, 2019, 08:00 AM IST

Arun Jaitley at Vande Mataram: Valour of our defence forces should never be an election issue

Union Minister Arun Jaitley in Aap Ki Adalat (2019)

Aap Ki Adalat | Mar 10, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

Watch IndiaTV Chairman Rajat Sharma questioning Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Aap Ki Adalat

Aap Ki Adalat: Bringing back Abhinandan within 48 hrs shows India's diplomatic strength

Aap Ki Adalat | Mar 10, 2019, 08:50 AM IST

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

Arun Jaitley in Aap Ki Adalat: Talks with Pak only after their decisive action against terrorism

News | Mar 10, 2019, 07:53 AM IST

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

Aap Ki Adalat: Arun Jaitley on how IAF strike on JeM camps was planned

Aap Ki Adalat | Mar 10, 2019, 07:49 AM IST

Union Minister Arun Jaitley today revealed how Indian Air Force immaculately planned '100 per cent' successful airstrike on JeM terror camps on Pak soil.

Aap Ki Adalat: Pak PM known as Taliban Khan by old rivals, says Arun Jaitley

Aap Ki Adalat | Mar 10, 2019, 08:50 AM IST

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

28% slab rate is only applicable on 34 items now, says FM Jaitley after GST Council meet

News | Dec 22, 2018, 04:44 PM IST

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%.

FM Arun Jaitley welcomes today's Supreme Court direction, calls it "positive"

Politics | Oct 26, 2018, 02:30 PM IST

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'

News | Sep 23, 2018, 11:35 AM IST

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

News | Sep 20, 2018, 03:49 PM IST

FM Arun Jaitley attack Rahul Gandhi, accuses him of lying on Rafale deal and NPA issue

Arun Jaitley: Government confident of meeting fiscal deficit target of 3.3

News | Sep 15, 2018, 09:29 PM IST

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.

FM Arun Jaitley denies Vijay Mallya’s claim of meeting him before leaving India

News | Sep 13, 2018, 08:38 AM IST

“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.

‘Factually false’: FM Arun Jaitley rejects Vijay Mallya's claim, says never met him

News | Sep 12, 2018, 08:07 PM IST

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

Politics | Sep 06, 2018, 08:27 AM IST

FM Arun Jaitley slams Congress President Rahul Gandhi over Rafale deal allegations

Arun Jaitley says Rahul Gandhi spreading lies on Rafale deal, ask him 15 questions

News | Aug 29, 2018, 01:58 PM IST

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

News | Aug 23, 2018, 11:30 AM IST

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

News | Aug 23, 2018, 09:47 AM IST

Arun Jaitley to resume charge as finance minister after surgery break

India may be fifth largest economy by next year with its growth rates, says Arun Jaitley

Politics | Jul 12, 2018, 01:46 PM IST

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.

Demonetisation has not effected GDP, says FM Arun Jaitley

Politics | Jun 18, 2018, 03:41 PM IST

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.

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