Arun Jaitley

Born on 28th December 1952, Arun Jaitley is a well-known Indian Politician. He is the current finance minister of India. He also took over the Defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned when he was proposed to be the next CM of Goa. He was into politics from his early college days and was a student leader at ABPV.

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Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman reveals three themes of Budget

01 Feb 2020

Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman reveals three themes of Budget

As she rose to present her second Union Budget today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the budget for the financial year of 2020-21 revolves around three themes: Aspirational India, Economic development for All, and building a Caring society.

Jaitley: Remembering the man (behind the politician) on his birth-anniversary

28 Dec 2019

Jaitley: Remembering the man (behind the politician) on his birth-anniversary

Finance Minister in Prime Minister Modi's first term and a highly-regarded parliamentarian, Arun Jaitley would have turned 67 today.

Several DDCA members quit after Rajat Sharma's resignation

16 Nov 2019

Several DDCA members quit after Rajat Sharma's resignation

Following the resignation of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Rajat Sharma on Saturday, several other members of the association submitted their resignation.

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to be renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium

27 Aug 2019

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to be renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium

Delhi's sprawling Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, famous for the innumerable cricket matches it hosted/hosts, will be renamed after late BJP leader Arun Jaitley, Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) President Rajat Sharma confirmed on Tuesday.

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

26 Aug 2019

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

In an explosive statement, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday held the Opposition responsible for the deaths of BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Babulal Gaur, and Sushma Swaraj.

BJP's troubleshooter and stalwart, Arun Jaitley cremated with state honors

25 Aug 2019

BJP's troubleshooter and stalwart, Arun Jaitley cremated with state honors

One of the tallest leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last on Saturday, was cremated with complete state honors at New Delhi's Nigam Bodh Ghat a short while ago.

In Arun Jaitley, India has lost a legal luminary

25 Aug 2019

In Arun Jaitley, India has lost a legal luminary

Arun Jaitley, 66, donned many hats during his life. Starting off as a student leader and going on to handle key ministries like Finance and Defense in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Jaitley's journey has been spectacular.

#RIPArunJaitley: Remembering the man beyond his politics

25 Aug 2019

#RIPArunJaitley: Remembering the man beyond his politics

Finance Minister in Prime Minister Modi's first term and a highly-regarded parliamentarian, Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday.

#RIPArunJaitley: BJP veteran's last rites at Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday

24 Aug 2019

#RIPArunJaitley: BJP veteran's last rites at Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday

Former Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader, Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday, will be cremated on Sunday afternoon at the Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi.

Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death

24 Aug 2019

Modi, Amit Shah, and other politicians condole Arun Jaitley's death

Two weeks after he was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital following complaints of breathlessness, former Finance Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Arun Jaitley died on Saturday at the age of 66.

#RIPArunJaitley: Seven things to know about the late BJP stalwart

24 Aug 2019

#RIPArunJaitley: Seven things to know about the late BJP stalwart

Former Union Finance Minister and BJP stalwart, Arun Jaitley, passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness.

BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley passes away at 66

24 Aug 2019

BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley passes away at 66

In a distressing piece of news, former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away today. He was 66.

Arun Jaitley critical, President Kovind to visit AIIMS: Report

16 Aug 2019

Arun Jaitley critical, President Kovind to visit AIIMS: Report

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) days ago, is in critical condition, reports Zee News.

BJP minister pays 'homage' to Jaitley, observes 'two-minutes silence'. What?

15 Aug 2019

BJP minister pays 'homage' to Jaitley, observes 'two-minutes silence'. What?

In a shocking incident, a minister of Gujarat state government paid homage to BJP leader and former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a function on August 10, reports TOI.

Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS; Modi, Shah pay a visit

10 Aug 2019

Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS; Modi, Shah pay a visit

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader, Arun Jaitley, was on Friday admitted to Delhi's AIIMS after he complained of palpitations and restlessness.

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

05 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

On Monday, India bore witness to history as the BJP-led Centre scrapped contentious Article 370, which granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.

Bishen Bedi pushed selection of his undeserving son: Gambhir

05 Aug 2019

Bishen Bedi pushed selection of his undeserving son: Gambhir

The controversy surrounding former Indian cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Bishen Singh Bedi took an ugly turn.

Virender Sehwag's wife accuses business partners of forgery, FIR filed

13 Jul 2019

Virender Sehwag's wife accuses business partners of forgery, FIR filed

Wife of former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, Aarti has accused her agro-based company's business partners of forgery.

What should India expect from new Home Minister Amit Shah

05 Jun 2019

What should India expect from new Home Minister Amit Shah

From 2014 to 2019, things have changed for PM Narendra Modi, for better. This time, he got a bigger mandate and he inducted his right-hand man Amit Shah into the Cabinet.

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

31 May 2019

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Here's everything you need to know

30 May 2019

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Here's everything you need to know

Narendra Modi, who will take oath as Prime Minister on Thursday evening, started his day by remembering the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Arun Jaitley asks Modi to not include him in Cabinet

29 May 2019

Arun Jaitley asks Modi to not include him in Cabinet

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who handled Finance Ministry for years, has asked Narendra Modi to excuse him from the new government, claimed reports.

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

29 May 2019

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30, exactly a week after he led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a spectacular win in Lok Sabha polls.

Arun Jaitley might not return as Finance Minister: Report

24 May 2019

Arun Jaitley might not return as Finance Minister: Report

After a resounding victory in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon take up the task of forming his cabinet.

In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate

19 May 2019

In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate

The final phase of 2019 general elections started on Sunday. Voters in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across eight states namely Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Chandigarh, got inked.

Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

06 May 2019

Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

The Congress has complained to Election Commission asking the body to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his choice of words against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Everything wrong with CJI Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case

05 May 2019

Everything wrong with CJI Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case

The Supreme Court of India has become the center of controversy ever since a former employee of the apex court leveled allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

After Azhar's listing, Pakistan seeks time to act against terror

03 May 2019

After Azhar's listing, Pakistan seeks time to act against terror

After Masood Azhar's listing as UN-designated terrorist, Pakistan has sought more time from Paris-based terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to act on terrorism.

Election Commission gives clean chits to both Modi and Rahul

03 May 2019

Election Commission gives clean chits to both Modi and Rahul

Handing over a long rope to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Election Commission gave him another clean chit on Thursday for his speech in which he claimed India hadn't kept its nuclear buttons for Diwali.

Jaitley says Opposition is not celebrating Azhar's global terrorist tag

02 May 2019

Jaitley says Opposition is not celebrating Azhar's global terrorist tag

The Opposition is not celebrating Masood Azhar's designation as a global terrorist as they may have to pay a political price, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.

Three-judge panel to probe sexual harassment allegations against CJI Gogoi

24 Apr 2019

Three-judge panel to probe sexual harassment allegations against CJI Gogoi

On Tuesday, a three-judge panel, led by Justice SA Bobde was formed to investigate the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi by a former staffer.

SC benches started hearings at 10:45 AM, 15 minutes late

22 Apr 2019

SC benches started hearings at 10:45 AM, 15 minutes late

On Monday, all benches of the Supreme Court commenced at 10:45 AM, 15 minutes past the actual time.

Chowkidar chor hai: Rahul tells SC he regrets his comments

22 Apr 2019

Chowkidar chor hai: Rahul tells SC he regrets his comments

In what is sure to be used by BJP this election season, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he regretted the comments he made on Rafale, which he attributed to the Supreme Court.

Sunny Deol BJP candidate from Amritsar? Speculations rife

21 Apr 2019

Sunny Deol BJP candidate from Amritsar? Speculations rife

On Friday, BJP President Amit Shah met Bollywood actor Sunny Deol in Pune and sparked off speculations that the latter may be fielded from Amritsar, Punjab.

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

13 Apr 2019

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

A day after Union Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification dominated political conversations in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took a swipe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying he got his M.Phil degree without completing Masters.

Yale "alumnus" Smriti Irani confirms she isn't a graduate

12 Apr 2019

Yale "alumnus" Smriti Irani confirms she isn't a graduate

She was once India's HRD Minister but no one really knew how educated Smriti Irani is. Then she made a thumping proclamation that she had a degree from the prestigious Yale University.

BJP releases its manifesto, promises to pass Citizenship Amendment Bill

08 Apr 2019

BJP releases its manifesto, promises to pass Citizenship Amendment Bill

The BJP released its manifesto, titled "Sankalp Patra", for the upcoming polls on Monday. The document was released in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah, and union minister Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, and Rajnath Singh.

Reel PM Modi, Vivek Oberoi, named BJP's star-campaigner in Gujarat

06 Apr 2019

Reel PM Modi, Vivek Oberoi, named BJP's star-campaigner in Gujarat

The list of Bharatiya Janata Party's star-campaigners in Gujarat started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ended with actor Vivek Oberoi.

#CongressManifesto is 'dangerous'; an agenda for India's 'balkanization': Arun Jaitley

02 Apr 2019

#CongressManifesto is 'dangerous'; an agenda for India's 'balkanization': Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday criticized the Congress manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections hours after it was released.