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Arun Jaitley (born 28 December 1952) is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party , who previously held the cabinet portfolios of Commerce and Industry and Law and Justice in the National Democratic Alliance government (1998–2004). From 2009 to 2014 he was Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and is also a former Minister of Defence. In the 2014 general election, Jaitley was the unsuccessful BJP candidate for the Amritsar seat in Lok Sabha, defeated by the Indian National Congress candidate Amarinder Singh. A lawyer by profession, he is a Senior Advocate of the Delhi High Court.
Born: Dec 28, 1952 (age 67), New Delhi, India
Office: Minister of Finance
Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

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  • Thakur created a controversy on Wednesday with her remark in Lok Sabha during DMK member A Raja's narration of a statement by Nathuram Godse before a court on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi. Amid the row, the BJP on Thursday removed Thakur from the consultative committee on defence.

    Finance commission chairman NK Singh also pitched for a rationalisation in Centrally- sponsored schemes, and blamed the government for not clearly defining the role of the Niti Aayog, which as of now does not have any powers to take financial decisions. The comments come amidst concerns about the continuous fall in GST collection.

    Within minutes of commencement of the Question Hour, around 30 members from the Congress trooped into the Well, shouting slogans and demanding that the government stop attacking the opposition as well as foisting false cases.

    In a departure from convention, the Rajya Sabha on Monday allowed leaders of various political parties to speak and pay tributes to five late members, including former finance minister Arun Jaitley.

    The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which is high on the government’s agenda for this session, may face hurdles since some parties are strongly opposed to it. During the meeting, BJD demanded that a legislation be passed for creating a Vidhan Parishad in Odisha.

    Addressing the parties in the first Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture, VP Venkaiah Naidu urged the parties to ensure at least 50% attendance in legislatures for effective parliamentary proceedings. He came up with a 15-point reform charter for the same.

    The anonymous letter says that All India Lashkar, based out of Kozhikode, Kerala, might target Kohli and prominent politicians, said a source. The sources further said that the letter could be a hoax, but given the heightened threat perception

    Arun Jaitley had put forward convincing arguments to defend his party and government’s thoughts — a quality which won accolades from even the opposition benches.

    There was nothing flashy, forceful or confrontational about the way Jaitley managed the economy.

    Jaitley, 66, breathed his last at 12:07 pm at the AIIMS in Delhi after battling multiple health issues for the last several months. He was on life support.

    Jaitley, 66, was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness.

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