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Sonali Jaitley Bakhshi(27 June 1983) Rohan Jaitley(31 January 1989)

Residence New Delhi, India

Alma mater St. Xavier's School, New Delhi Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
New Delhi
(B.Com) University of Delhi
University of Delhi
(L.L.B.)

Occupation Lawyer, Politician

Website Official website

Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
(born 28 December 1952) is an Indian politician and Advocate, who is the current Finance Minister and Minister of Corporate Affairs under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jaitley previously held the cabinet portfolios of Commerce
Commerce
and Industry and Law and Justice in the Vajpayee government (1998–2004) and served as the Minister of Defence in the Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
government as additional charge. From 2009 to 2014 he served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.[1][2] He is a Senior Advocate
Advocate
of the Supreme Court of India.[3][4][5]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Legal career 3 Political career 4 Personal life 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
studied at St. Xavier's School Senior Secondary School, Raj Niwas,Delhi from 1957–69.[6] He graduated with a honours degree in commerce, BCom from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
New Delhi
in 1973. He passed his LLB
LLB
degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, in 1977.[7][8][9] Jaitley was an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
(ABVP) student leader in the Delhi University
Delhi University
Campus in the seventies and rose to be the President of the Students Union
Students Union
of Delhi University
Delhi University
in 1974. During the period of proclamation of Internal Emergency
Internal Emergency
(1975–77) when fundamental rights were suspended, he was under preventive detention for a period of 19 months.[10] He was a prominent leader of a movement against corruption launched in the year 1973 by Raj Narain and Jayaprakash Narayan. He was the Convenor of the National Committee for Students and Youth organization appointed by Jai Prakash Narayan.[11] He was also active in civil rights movement and helped found PUCL Bulletin along with Satish Jha and Smitu Kothari.[8][12] After being released from jail he joined the Jan Sangh. In 1977, being the convener of the Loktantric Yuva Morcha at a time when the Congress suffered defeat, Jaitley was appointed the president of the Delhi ABVP and All India
India
Secretary of the ABVP. He was then made the president of the youth wing of the BJP and the secretary of the Delhi Unit in 1980, a short time after joining the party.[13] Legal career[edit] Jaitley has been practicing law before the Supreme Court of India
India
and several High Courts in the country since 1977.[1] In January 1990, Delhi High Court designated him as a Senior Advocate.[2][14] He was appointed Additional Solicitor General by the V. P. Singh
V. P. Singh
government in 1989 and did the paperwork for the investigations into the Bofors scandal.[12][13] His clients cover the political spectrum from Sharad Yadav of the Janata Dal
Janata Dal
to Madhavrao Scindia of the Indian National Congress to L. K. Advani
L. K. Advani
of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP). He has authored several publications on legal and current affairs. He has presented a paper on law relating to corruption and crime in India before the Indo-British Legal Forum. He was a delegate on behalf of the Government of India
India
to the United Nations General Assembly Session in June 1998 where the Declaration on Laws Relating to Drugs and Money Laundering was approved.[2] Jaitley has also appeared on behalf of giant multinational corporations such as PepsiCo against and Coca-Cola and in various other cases in India.[15][16] After having been the Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Jaitley represented Pepsi in 2002 in a case where the Supreme Court of India
India
admonished and imposed stiff fines on 8 companies for painting advertisements on ecologically fragile rocks along the Manali-Rohtang road in the Himalayas. "The companies were also issued show-cause notices as to why exemplary damages should not be imposed on them for indulging in environmental vandalism."[17] In 2004, Jaitley appeared on behalf of Coca-Cola in a Rajasthan High Court case.[18] He has stopped practising law since June 2009.[19] Political career[edit] Jaitley has been a member of the national executive of Bharatiya Janata Party since 1991.[20] He became the spokesperson of the BJP during the period preceding the 1999 general election. In 1999, After the Vajpayee Government of the BJP led National Democratic Alliance came to power, he was appointed Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge) on 13 October 1999. He was also appointed Minister of State for Disinvestment (Independent Charge), a new ministry created for the first time to give effect to the policy of disinvestments under the World Trade Organisation
World Trade Organisation
regime. He took over the additional charge of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs on 23 July 2000 following the resignation of Ram Jethmalani
Ram Jethmalani
as the Union Cabinet Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs. He was elevated to a Cabinet Minister in November 2000 and was made simultaneously the Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs and Shipping. He was the first Minister of Shipping following the bifurcation of the Ministry of Surface Transport. He demitted the office of the Minister for Shipping with effect from 1 September 2001 and as Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs on 1 July 2002 to join as a General Secretary of the BJP and its national spokesman.[1] He worked in this capacity till January 2003. He rejoined the Union Cabinet as the Minister of Commerce
Commerce
& Industry and Law & Justice on 29 January 2003.[13] With the defeat of the National Democratic Alliance in May 2004, Jaitley returned to serving the BJP as a general secretary, and back to his legal career. He was chosen as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
on 3 June 2009 by L.K. Advani. On 16 June 2009 he resigned from the post of General Secretary of BJP as per his party's One Man One Post principle. He is also a member of the Central Election Committee of the party.[21] In his capacity as the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, he played a vital role during the talks of the Women Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
and also supported Anna Hazare for the Jan Lokpal Bill.[13] He successfully introduced the eighty-fourth amendment to the Constitution of India
India
in 2002 freezing parliamentary seats until 2026[22] and the ninety-first amendment to the Constitution of India
India
in 2004 penalising defections.[23] However, being in the party since 1980 he never contested any direct election until 2014. He was the BJP candidate for the Amritsar seat in the Lok Sabha (replacing Navjot Singh Sidhu) for the 2014 general election, but lost to the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
candidate Amarinder Singh. He was a Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
member from Gujarat. He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
in March 2018.[24] on August 26, 2012 he said (outside Parliament) "There are occasions when obstruction in Parliament brings greater benefits to the country." This statement is considered to have given legitimacy to obstruction of parliament in the contemporary politics in India. After forming government in 2014 BJP government has also faced disruptions and obstructions in parliament multiple number of times and opposition keeps on referring to his aforesaid statement. While his contribution to parliamentary discussion is exemplary but his support of obstruction as a legitimate floor strategy undoes his positive contribution to the Indian Parliamentary Democracy.[25][26] On 26 May 2014, Jaitley was selected by newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
to be the Minister of Finance (which includes the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Minister of Defence in his cabinet.[27][28] Analysts cited Jaitley's "part-time" focus on defence as a simple continuation of the policies of the previous government.[29] According to a WikiLeaks cable by Robert Blake, the Charge at the US Embassy, to his government, when pressed on the question of Hindutva, Jaitley had argued that Hindu nationalism "will always be a talking point" for the BJP and characterised this as an opportunistic issue.[30] Jaitely later clarified that "the use of the word opportunistic in reference to nationalism or Hindu nationalism is neither my view nor my language. It could be the diplomat's own usage."[31] During Bihar Legislative Assembly election, 2015, Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
agreed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertions that the idea of reservations on the basis of religion is fraught with danger and was against giving reservation to Muslim Dalits and Christian Dalits as it might impact demography.[32][33] He also serves as a member to the Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank.[34] In November 2015, Jaitley said that Personal laws governing marriages and divorces should be subject to fundamental rights, as the Constitutionally-guaranteed rights are supreme.[35]

Jaitley with Former Supreme Court Judge K.S. Panicker Radhakrishnan at the Gujarat
Gujarat
National Law University.

He announced the Income declaration scheme, 2016 in September 2016.[36] During his tenure as the Finance Minister of India, the government demonetised the ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series, with the stated intention of curbing corruption, black money, fake currency and terrorism from 9 November 2016.[37] June 20, 2017, he reaffirmed that the GST rollout is well and truly on track.[38] Out Leadership recommended Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
as one of the expert and openly advocating leaders on LGBT+ issues.[39] Personal life[edit] Jaitley has been married to Sangeeta Jaitley (daughter of Former J&K Finance Minister Girdhari Lal Dogra) since 24 May 1982. They have two children, Rohan[40] and Sonali.[1][41] Both his children are lawyers. His daughter Sonali is married to a lawyer Jaiyesh Bakhshi on 7 December 2015. She has two siblings.[42] References[edit]

^ a b c d "PIB Press Releases". Pib.nic.in. Retrieved 25 October 2012.  ^ a b c "Hall of Fame – Top 50" (PDF). J. Sagar Associates. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013.  ^ Khandelwal, Avani (10 July 2014). "Who is Arun Jaitley: The rise of India's newest finance minister". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 3 February 2016.  ^ Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
is no 'outsider' to Amritsar – Niticentral ^ "Arun Jaitley, the eyes and ears of Modi". The Indian Express. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2016.  ^ "My memorable School days at St. Xaviers". Arun Jaitley. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2013.  ^ "Member Profile: Arun Jeitley". Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 17 February 2013.  ^ a b "Shri Arun Jaitley, Honb'le Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Shipping, Bharatiya Janata Party". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 1999. Archived from the original on 24 July 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2008.  ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: Modi government's got talent but is it being fully utilised?", The Economic Times, 10 July 2016  ^ "Cometh The Hour..." Outlook. Retrieved 3 June 2014.  ^ Singh, Justice Manmohan. "Mr. Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
vs Network Solutions Private Limited". Delhi High Court. Retrieved 6 May 2013.  ^ a b "Sorry". The Indian Express. Retrieved 25 October 2012.  ^ a b c d Khandelwal, Avani (10 July 2014). "Who is Arun Jaitley: The rise of India's newest finance minister". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 6 September 2014.  ^ "List of Senior Advocates designated by Delhi High Court upto August, 2014" (PDF). Delhi High Court. Retrieved 6 September 2014.  ^ "Cola war now goes to court,".  ^ "SC stays contempt proceedings against Coke, Pepsi,". The Economic Times.  ^ "SC imposes Rs 1 cr cost on firms for defacing rocks". The Times of India.  ^ "Court blow to cola giants". The Telegraph1. Calcutta. 5 November 2004.  ^ " Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
recuses himself from decisions on Vodafone tax case". Business Today. PTI. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.  ^ " Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
Members Homepage – Arun Jaitley". Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 5 May 2013.  ^ "Central Election Committee". BJP. Retrieved 6 May 2013.  ^ Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
introduced the 84th Amendment to freeze parliamentary seats until 2026 ^ Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
introduced the 91st Amendment to penalise defections(pdf) ^ "RS polls: BJP trumps opposition, makes it nine out of ten seats in UP", The Times of India, 24 March 2018  ^ Manoj C G (27 July 2015). "View from the Earlier Side: When Jaitley saw 'benefits to the country' in obstructing Parliament". Indian Express.  ^ "'Disrupting Parliament is important': BJP's words from opposition days come back to haunt it". Scroll.in. 24 December 2014.  ^ " Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
government: Full list of portfolios and ministers". The Indian Express. 27 May 2014.  ^ "Corporate Affairs Ministry to be 'clubbed' with Finance Ministry". The Economic Times. 27 May 2014.  ^ Raghuvanshi, Vivek (7 September 2014). "Analysts: New Modi Government Lacks Clear Defense Policy". Defense News. Retrieved 7 September 2014.  ^ "WikiLeaks cable on Arun Jaitley's 'opportunistic' remark". NDTV. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2016.  ^ " Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
denies remark in WikiLeaks cable". NDTV. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2016.  ^ "Bihar polls: Grand Alliance's idea of reservations on the basis of religion is fraught with danger, says FM Arun Jaitley".  ^ "All those who are involved in the traditional caste psyche will suffer a big setback: FM Arun Jaitley".  ^ " Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
appointed to Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank". Biharprabha News. Indo-Asian News Service. Retrieved 2 June 2014.  ^ "Personal law should be subject to fundamental rights: Jaitley".  ^ IDS 'Major Success' Compared to VDIS, Says Arun Jaitley, News 18, 18 November 2016  ^ "Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency notes stand abolished from midnight: PM Modi", The Indian Express, 9 November 2016  ^ "Will be switching to GST regulation from June 30 midnight: FM Arun Jaitley". The Economic Times. 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-20.  ^ "CEO Brief: India" (PDF). New York: Out Leadership. June 8, 2017.  ^ "Knot for everybody's eyes". The Times of India. 24 April 2004. Retrieved 25 October 2012.  ^ "Profiles of Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
Members (needs selection)". Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 6 September 2014.  ^ "An eyewitness to history: We were a Partition family, says Arun Jaitley". Hindustan Times. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 

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