Arun Jaitley

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Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
Minister of Finance
In office
26 May 2014 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byP. Chidambaram
Succeeded byNirmala Sitharaman
Minister of Corporate Affairs
In office
26 May 2014 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded bySachin Pilot
Succeeded byNirmala Sitharaman
Minister of Defence
Additional Charge
In office
13 March 2017 – 3 September 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byManohar Parrikar
Succeeded byNirmala Sitharaman
In office
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byA. K. Antony
Succeeded byManohar Parrikar
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
In office
9 November 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPrakash Javadekar
Succeeded byVenkaiah Naidu
Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha
In office
3 June 2009 – 26 May 2014
Preceded byJaswant Singh
Succeeded byGhulam Nabi Azad
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
29 July 2003 – 22 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byJana Krishnamurthi
Succeeded byH. R. Bhardwaj
In office
7 November 2000 – 1 July 2002
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byRam Jethmalani
Succeeded byJana Krishnamurthi
Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
In office
26 May 2014 – 11 June 2019
Preceded byManmohan Singh
Succeeded byThawar Chand Gehlot
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting
In office
13 October 1999 – 30 September 2000
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byJaipal Reddy
Succeeded bySushma Swaraj
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
3 April 2018
Preceded byNaresh Agrawal
ConstituencyUttar Pradesh
In office
3 April 2000 – 2 April 2018
Succeeded byNaranbhai Rathwa
ConstituencyGujarat
Personal details
Born
Arun Maharaj Kishen Jaitley

(1952-12-28) 28 December 1952 (age 66)
New Delhi, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Sangeeta Jaitley (m. 1982)
ChildrenSonali Jaitley Bakhshi
Rohan Jaitley
Alma materDelhi University
OccupationLawyer
Politician
WebsiteOfficial website

Arun Jaitley (born 28 December 1952) is an Indian politician. He was the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs from 2014 to 2019. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Minister of Defence from in 2014 and in 2017. From 2009 to 2014 he was the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.[1][2][3]

Jaitley has diabetes.[4] In January 2019, Jaitley was diagnosed with a rare form of soft-tissue cancer and had treatment in New York.[5]

On 9 August 2019, he was hospitalized in New Delhi under critical condition for respiratory problems.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. Arun Jaitley is no 'outsider' to Amritsar – Niticentral
  3. "Arun Jaitley, the eyes and ears of Modi". The Indian Express. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  4. "President visits AIIMS to enquire about Jaitley's health". Economic Times. 16 August 2019.
  5. "Indian FM Arun Jaitley diagnosed with rare cancer". Khaleej Times. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  6. "President Ram Nath Kovind visits AIIMS to inquire about Arun Jaitley's health". Times of India. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.