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Arun Jaitley
shri Arun Jaitley

  • Department : Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Finance.
  • Constituency : Gujarat
  • Party : Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Date of Birth : Sunday, December 28, 1952
  • State Name : Gujarat
  • Permanent Address : 42/B, Bansidhar Society, Jawahar Nagar, Vasna,Paldi, Ahmedabad 380007.
  • Education Qualifications : B.Com. (Hons.), LL.B.
  • Present Address : A-44, Kailash Colony, New Delhi.
  • Email Address : ajaitley@sansad.nic.in

About

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. Personal Background of Arun Jaitley Arun Jaitley was born to a family of lawyers, social activists and philanthropists. His father, Maharaj Kishen Jaitley, was also a lawyer and they as a family resided in Naraina Vihar, New Delhi. His mother, Ratan Prabha, was a housewife and a social activist at the same time. Arun Jaitley did his schooling from the St. Xavier’s School (1957-69). He was very passionate about studies, debates, and sports such as cricket. He is a graduate from the Shree Ram College of Commerce and was an active debater and President of the student union of the college. Later, he did LL.B. from the University of Delhi (1973-77). Since childhood Arun Jaitley had a great amount of interest in law and politics, and his victory in the election as the President of the Delhi University Students’ Union marked the beginning of his political career. He was influenced by the activities of Janata Party and joined the movement against corruption then led by the Janata Party to create awareness among the general public about the misgovernance and corruption by high officials. He was appointed as the Convener of the Coordination Committee of the youth and student organisation. Arun Jaitley is married to Sangeeta Jaitley, who is the daughter of Giridhar Lal Dogra and Shakuntala Dogra, and has two children, Sonali Jaitley & Rohan Jaitley, and both are lawyers.   Source:  http: //www.elections.in/political-leaders/arun-jaitley.html