Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley

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Arun Jaitley Profile

  • Name:
  • Arun Jaitley
  • Born:
  • December 28, 1952
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Delhi
  • Father:
  • Maharaj Kishen Jaitley
  • Mother:
  • Ratan Prabha Jaitley
  • Spouse:
  • Sangeeta Jaitley

Arun Jaitley Biography

Arun Jaitley is a prominent leader belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party. He swore in as the Finance Minister and the Defence Minister of the Union cabinet of India in the 16th Loksabha under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has also hold the cabinet Minister position for Commerce and Industry, Law and Justice in Vajpayee’s government during the period - 1998-2004. He was defeated by Congress's candidate Captain Amarinder Singh from Amritsar constituency in Indian general elections – 2014.


He was born in Delhi in 1952. He completed LLB from University of Delhi in 1977. He was an outsanding student during his academic years. He was Students Union President of Delhi University in 1974. He represented Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and was the student leader during his college days in the 1970’s. He rose to a prominent position by leading the Anti-corruption movement launched by Raj Narain and Jayaprakash Narayan. He was under preventive detention for a period of 19 months during Emergency period. After his release, he joined Jan Sangh. He married Sangeeta in 1982 and couple has two children.


He was appointed Additional Solicitor General in 1989. As a notable lawyer, he practised under Supreme Court of India and was designated as a Senior Advocate in 1990. He is a member of the national executive of Bharatiya Janata Party since 1991. He served as the spokesman of the BJP during 1999 general elections and was appointed as Minister of State for Disinvestment (Independent Charge) when Atal Bihari Vajpayee came into power. He is a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat since 2006. As a Rajya Sabha member he is known for his excellent oratory skills.

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Updated: May 27, 2014

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