10 unknown facts about former finance minister Arun Jaitley that you did not know

10 unknown facts about former finance minister Arun Jaitley that you did not know
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Former Finance Minister and BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley has breathed his last today noon at AIIMS. He is known for his amazing oratory skills and clear views on every political topic.

Former Finance Minister and BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley has breathed his last today noon at AIIMS. He is known for his amazing oratory skills and clear views on every political topic.

His demise has left a big void in Indian politics. Expressing grief over his death, we have collected some unknown facts about Jaitley...

Here are some lesser-known facts about Arun Jaitley which you did not know..

1. Arun Jaitley is a great cricket lover. He also served as Vice President of BCCI before resigning in 2014.

2. He is also a brilliant student during his college life who completed his graduation in Commerce from Shri Ram College and then graduated in law from Delhi University. He served a president of the student union in Delhi University.

3. Jaitley went to jail during emergency

4. After coming out of jail, Jaitley joined Jan Sangh and became ABVP president of Delhi in 1984 and also All India Secretary of ABVP.

5. He then became Youth Wing President in 1980 after the formation of BJP and struggled for the emergence of BJP as in India.

5. Jaitley also practised at Supreme Court of India and soon became a prominent Lawyer of the country.

6. He held important portfolios like Law and Justice, Information and Broadcasting and also Minister of State for Disinvestment during Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime in 1999. He remained one of the most trusted aides of Atal Bihar Vajpayee who promoted him to Cabinet rank only after a year.

7. In 2009, Arun Jaitley resigned from his post and was appointed as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha by LK Advani.

8. He was the person behind the massive victory of BJP during the 2014 election.

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

10. Arun Jaitley became chief strategist of BJP after the death of Pramod Mahajan and Atal Bihari Vajpayee's retirement.

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