Five unknown facts about Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

DN Bureau

Former finance minister and senior BJP Leader Arun Jaitley passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Here are few unkown facts about the veteran leader:

Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley was president of Student Union in Delhi University. During emergency he went to jail and met many BJP leaders who liked his opinion and oratory skills.

Arun Jaitley

Jaitley was appointed as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting for the first time soon after the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government came to power and also the Minister of State for Disinvestment (Independent Charge). He led India in talks at WTO (World Trade Organization) and increased greater access towards emerging markets.

Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley proved his worth very well. He became chief strategist of BJP after death of Pramod Mahajan and Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s retirement. He became the voice of BJP in Rajya Sabha and in 2009 he became Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha.

Arun Jaitley

He loves cricket. He has also served as Vice President of BCCI before resigning in 2014.

Arun Jaitley

In 2014, he contested direct election for the first time but lost to Congress Leader Amrindar Singh from Amritsar seat.

Arun Jaitley

He was also practicing at Supreme Court of India and soon became a prominent Lawyer of the country.

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