ARUN JAITELY

Politician

ARUN JAITELY

Born - December 28, 1952

Designation -
Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs in the Cabinet of India

Political party -
Bhartiya janta party

Alma mater
-LL.B University of Delhi
                       B.com  , Shri Ram College of Commerce
                       St. Xavier" S School, Delhi

Previous office - Minister of Information and Broadcasting
                             Minister of Defence
                             Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha
                             Minister of Law and Justice
                             Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha
                             Minister of Shipping

Awards -   Outstanding Parliamentarian Award

Case - Arun Jaitley vs Arvind Kejriwal & Ors

Arun Jaitley is current Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs in the Cabinet of India. He is one of the prominent leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), Arun Jaitley is the Finance Minister & Minister of Corporate Affairs in the government of India. He also served as a member to the Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank.
 He is a senior advocate in the Supreme Court and a former Additional Solicitor General of India. Jaitley served as the General Secretary of the BJP in 2002 and then again in 2004. He resigned from the post of General Secretary in 2009 after he was appointed as the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha under the party principle of “One Man, One Post”.
Jaitley has always emerged as a strategic planner of the BJP, helping his party member Narendra Modi win the assembly election in 2002. As the General Secretary, he managed eight assembly elections, which proved victorious for the BJP. He was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2012 for his third term. He was the Vice President of the BCCI but resigned after the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
He started his political career in 1974 when he won the election to become the president of Delhi University Students’ Union. At a time when the Congress’s rule was very strong, by winning the election as an ABVP (Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad) candidate he made a never-ending impact on the people of India. He was a follower of Jai Prakash Narain, known as JP, and considered him his mentor. In 1975 when emergency was declared for 22 months, Arun Jaitley was one of the leaders to be detained and was imprisoned for 19 months in the Tihar Jail, Delhi. He considered this phase as the turning point in his life as he came across people of different backgrounds during his stay in the jail.
He started his political career in 1974 when he won the election to become the president of Delhi University Students’ Union. At a time when the Congress’s rule was very strong, by winning the election as an ABVP (Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad) candidate he made a never-ending impact on the people of India.
 He was a follower of Jai Prakash Narain, known as JP, and considered him his mentor. In 1975 when emergency was declared for 22 months, Arun Jaitley was one of the leaders to be detained and was imprisoned for 19 months in the Tihar Jail, Delhi. He considered this phase as the turning point in his life as he came across people of different backgrounds during his stay in the jail.
 
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