Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley born on December 28, 1952, is currently Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence. He is the leader of House, Rajya Sabha in Indian Parliament. He is a lawyer and prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In his prolific career as a lawyer, he was designated as Senior Advocate in 1989 and has made significant contributions in the areas of economic liberalisation, and legal reforms.
He was Minister in the NDA Government at the Centre during October 1999 – July 2002 and January 2003- February 2004. He had also been Union Minister of Defence, Government of India from May 2014 to 09 November 2014 and held this portfolio again from 13 March 2017 to 6th September 2017. He also held the charge of Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting from 10 November 2014 till 03 July 2016. He has been a member of the BJP National Executive since 1991.
During his student life, he was President of the Delhi University Students Union in 1974. He is the recipient of several distinctions including doctor honoris causa for outstanding performance, both in academics and extra-curricular activities. He was selected for the outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2010. He is an avid writer on contemporary legal-political issues and has written extensively in newspapers and periodicals.
He is married to Sangeeta Jaitley with two children.


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