10 Lesser Known Facts About Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

  • Arun Jaitley New Delhi Commerce
    Graduated from New Delhi's Shri Ram College of Commerce, and then went on to acquire a degree in law from University of Delhi.
  • Arun jaitley lawyer
    Jaitley as a lawyer represented the high profile case for Pepsi Company in a 2002 Supreme Court case against the Coca Cola company. He stopped practicing law from 2009.
  • Arun Jaitley congress amritsar
    Arun Jaitley lost against Congress candidate Amarinder Singh by 94,000 votes in Amritsar parliamentary seat.
  • Arun Jaitley richest cabinet
    The Finance Minister sure knows how to maintain his finances as he is the richest minister in the union cabinet with assets totalling Rs 72.10 crore.
  • Arun Jaitley commerce law
    Jaitley previously held Union portfolios such as Minister for Commerce and Industry, Law and Justice and Information and Broadcasting during the Vajpayee regime.File Photo- PTI
  • arun jaitley vice president bcci
    Arun Jaitley also held the vice president of BCCI post, but quit soon after the IPL spot fixing scandal broke out.
  • arun jaitley abvp student leader
    Back in college, Jaitley was the student leader of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in University of Delhi and even became the President of the Students’ Union in 1974. (EPS)
  • arun jaitley bypass surgery
    Recently, Arun Jaitley underwent a gastric bypass surgery to control his blood pressure and diabetes which caused him to lose a staggering 24 Kgs of weight.
  • jaitley emergency indira gandhi
    During the 1975 emergency under Indira Gandhi, Jaitley was placed under preventive detention for 19 months. (PTI File Photo)
  • Arun Jaitley key legislation
    Two key legislations were passed by Jaitley, (i) eighty-fourth amendment that freezes parliamentary seats till 2026 and (ii) ninety-first amendment which penalises defections.