Arun Jaitley (born 28 December 1952 – 24 August 2019) is a veteran politician and a Supreme Court Lawyer. He was also Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of the Government of India from 2014 to 2019. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was also a leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2009 to 2014.
|Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
• In 1977, He joined Jan Sangh.
• In 1977, He become Secretary of ABVP & President of Delhi ABVP.
• In 1980, He became President of the Youth Wing of the BJP.
• In 1990, He became member of the national executive of BJP.
• In 1999, He became the spokesperson of BJP.
• On 13 October 1999, he became Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge) in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
• After resignation of Ram Jethmalani he get extra charge of Ministry of Law, Justice & Company affairs.
• In November 2000, he became a cabinet Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs & Shipping.
• In 1 July 2002, he became General Secretary of BJP & its National Spokesperson.
• In 29 January 2003, he was appointed as the Minister of Law and Justice & Commerce and Industry.
• On 3 June 2009, he selected as the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha.
• In 2014 general election, he won Amritsar Lok Sabha seat and appointed as Minister of Finance and Minister of Defence in Narendra Modi government.
• In May 2019, He requested PM that he couldn’t be a part in the New Government due to health reason.
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
|Hair Colour||Black (semi-bald)|
|Date of Birth||28 December 1952|
|Age (as in 2019)||67 Years|
|Birthplace||New Delhi, India|
|Hometown||New Delhi, India|
|School||St. Xavier’s School, New Delhi|
|College/University||Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
University of Delhi
|Educational Qualifications||Graduated in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
Law degree from the University of Delhi
|Family||Father– Maharaj Kishen Jaitley (lawyer)
Mother– Ratan Prabha Jaitley (social activist)
Sister– Madhu Bhargava
|Address||A-44, Kailash Colony, Delhi, Delhi – 110048|
|Favourite Politician||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Affairs, Marriage and More|
|Marriage Date||24 May 1982|
|Wife||Sangeeta Jaitley (daughter of Former J&K Finance Minister Girdhari Lal Dogra)
|Children||Son– Rohan Jaitley
Daughter– Sonali Jaitley
|Salary (as a Member of Parliament)||Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 113 Crore|