Former Finance Minister senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley dies at 66

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley died at the age of 66. He was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi on 9 August. At that time, he was having trouble breathing. But after hospitalization, his condition continued to deteriorate. He underwent bariatric surgery a few years ago. People say that his condition deteriorated on Friday itself.  His dialysis was done on Thursday. He is the former Finance Minister of India. On Friday, BJP’s National Vice President Uma Bharti reached AIIMS and inquired about Arun Jaitley’s health. Earlier, many senior leaders including President Ramnath Kovind have reached AIIMS and taken control of Jaitley.

Arun Jaitley was born on 28th December 1952 and died on 24 August 2019 in New Delhi. He was a prominent leader and famous advocate of the BJP. He is the former Finance Minister of India. He held several major positions along with the Union Minister of Justice under the rule of the NDA.

He was born to Maharaj Jaitley and Ratan Prabha Jaitley. His father is a lawyer. He completed his schooling at St. Xavier’s School, New Delhi in 1957-69. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in commerce in 1973 from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi. He received a law degree from the Faculty of Law of Delhi University in the year 1977. During his career as a student, he was a master’s in academic and extra-curricular activities. He was also the President of the Students’ Organization of Delhi University in 1974. He is the former Finance Minister of India.

Political career Of Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley married Sangeeta Jaitley on 24 May 1982. They have two children, a son Rohan, and a daughter Sonali. He was a member of the National Executive of the BJP since 1991. He then became a BJP spokesperson during the period before the 1999 general election.

In 1999, after the NDA came to power under the BJP’s Vajpayee government.  He was the Minister of Shipping. He joined the Office of Shipping on 1 July 2001 as Union Minister.

He was Minister for Justice and Company Affairs on 1 July 2002  of BJP and its national spokesperson. He is the former Finance Minister of India. 

His Personal life

He worked in this capacity until January 2003 and was re-appointed to the Union Cabinet on 29 January 2003 as the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Law and Justice. With the defeat of the NDA in May 2004. He returned to serve the BJP as a general secretary. He is the former Finance Minister of India.

On 16 June 2009, he resigned from the post of General Secretary of BJP. He is also a member of the party’s Central Election Committee. As the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, LK Advani played a key role in the negotiation of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha and supported Anna Hazare for the Jan Lokpal Bill.

He successfully introduced the Eighty-fourth Amendment to the Constitution of India to free parliamentary seats by 2026 in 2002 and the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution of India in 2004 punished the defects. However, being within the party since 1980, he never opposed an immediate election until 2014. In the 2014 election, he was the BJP candidate for the Amritsar seat in the Lok Sabha seat (replacing Navjot Singh Sidhu) however lost to the Indian National Congress candidate Amarinder Singh. He was a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat. 

On August 26, 2012, he said (outside Parliament) “there are occasions when an obstruction in Parliament benefits the country more.” This statement is considered to legitimize the obstruction of Parliament in contemporary politics in India. 


Arun Jaitley wanted to become CA, he entered politics after advocating:

Arun Jaitley wanted to become a CA but he followed his father’s profession of advocacy. Before joining politics, Arun Jaitley was practicing in the Supreme Court. After doing LLB in 1977, Arun Jaitley started practicing in the Supreme Court and many high courts of the country. In January 1990,  Arun Jaitley was appointed as Additional Solicitor General in 1989 under the VP Singh government. He is the former Finance Minister of India.


PM Modi:

In another tweet, PM Modi said that ArunJaitleyji, rich in life, full of wisdom, a great sense of humor, and charisma was appreciated by people of all sections of society. He was multifaceted with impeccable knowledge about the Constitution, history, public policy, governance, and administration of India. PM Modi said that Arun Jaitley was a political veteran, who was intellectually and legally vibrant. He was an outspoken leader who made a lasting contribution to India. His death is very sad. Along with their wife Sangeetaji, he also spoke to his son Rohan and expressed condolences.


Nitish mourns the death of former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley:

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed deep condolences on the death of former Union minister Arun Jaitley. Kumar has aforesaid here in his condolence message that Shri Arun Jaitley was made in distinctive talent. He is the former Finance Minister of India. He handled the responsibilities of many necessary ministries within the Government of Asian countries expeditiously. He affirmed that he was also a superb jurist. T Kumar said that Jaitley’s death is associated with irreparable loss to the country, which might never be stuffed, his lack can forever be incomprehensible. He has prayed to the God of peace of the departed soul and his family to offer them the strength to grip patience during this hour of grief. He is the former Finance Minister of India.


Congress President Sonia Gandhi condoles the death of Arun Jaitley:

Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed deep condolences on the death of Arun Jaitley. She said that Jaitley had an extended period of play as a public leader, MP, and minister. He affirmed that his contribution to public life can forever be remembered. He is the former Finance Minister of India.



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