Arun Jaitley

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Arun Jaitley: George as I knew him

Arun Jaitley: George as I knew him

Rediff.com30 Jan 2019

'George was a politician with a difference. He had the ability to stand alone, take a position, however extreme, and sustain that position,' remembers Arun Jaitley.

DeMo: Jaitley's Report Card

DeMo: Jaitley's Report Card

Rediff.com7 Nov 2017

'It is common knowledge that cash is anonymous.' 'When demonetisation was implemented, one of the intended objectives was to put identity on the cash holdings in the economy.' 'With the return of Rs 15.28 lakh crore in the formal banking system, the almost entire cash holding of the economy now has an address.' 'It is no more anonymous,' says Arun Jaitley.

Arun Jaitley: 'In India, tax evasion the rule'

Arun Jaitley: 'In India, tax evasion the rule'

Rediff.com16 Oct 2017

'For the first month, we have only had 5.5 million who have paid the tax.' '40 per cent have paid nil as tax; 95 per cent of the taxation for the first two months has come from only 400,000 assessees.' 'So even now, the tax-paying habit, of paying a marginal or negligible amount, or not paying anything at all, is quite prevalent,' reveals Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

'Congress losing due to 'rent a cause' approach'

'Congress losing due to 'rent a cause' approach'

Rediff.com20 May 2016

The Left has ideologically become irrelevant globally, says the finance minister.

Land ordinance: The obvious answers

Land ordinance: The obvious answers

Rediff.com1 Sep 2015

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley explains the future of the Land Acquisition Law in India

President Obama, Davos and After

President Obama, Davos and After

Rediff.com28 Jan 2015

Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley's opined, in an article made public on his Facebook page, about the economic reforms in India's future and the potential opportunities in the nation's financial future.

Rebels without a cause: Jaitley hits out at Censor Board resignations

Rebels without a cause: Jaitley hits out at Censor Board resignations

Rediff.com17 Jan 2015

The chairperson of the Censor Board has sent her resignation to the government. So have some other members. They have alleged interference by the government and corruption in the board.

2014 was the year of challenges and reforms

2014 was the year of challenges and reforms

Rediff.com31 Dec 2014

The year 2014 was one of the most challenging years for India. For two consecutive years our GDP growth was sub 5 per cent. Employment generation had declined, the revenue buoyancy was low and the country had become investment starved.

Wishing good health and long life to a gentle giant

Wishing good health and long life to a gentle giant

Rediff.com24 Dec 2014

Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji turns 90 on December 25. I wish him all the best. The nation has honoured him and Pt Madan Mohan Malaviyaji with the Bharat Ratna.

Rahul Gandhi is cut off from reality: Arun Jaitley

Rahul Gandhi is cut off from reality: Arun Jaitley

Rediff.com17 Mar 2014

Some look good only when the going is good. If the going is tough they collapse. That appears to be the United Progressive Alliance and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi story. Faced with odds, even senior leaders have decided to desert the sinking ship. Some are refusing to contest. Others are feigning ill health for not contesting. The blame game is about to begin.

UPA's attempts to frame Modi in Ishrat case have backfired: Jaitley

UPA's attempts to frame Modi in Ishrat case have backfired: Jaitley

Rediff.com7 Feb 2014

The damage done to India's intelligence agencies and its ability to undertake covert operations is irreparable, says senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley: Third Front or the 'Losers' Front'?

Arun Jaitley: Third Front or the 'Losers' Front'?

Rediff.com3 Feb 2014

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley feels the JD-U and SP, the prime movers behind the idea of Third Front, are 'potential losers' in their areas of influence, and are no match to Narendra Modi-led NDA.

Sonia's failed attempt to polarise the election

Sonia's failed attempt to polarise the election

Rediff.com2 Feb 2014

The UPA chairperson has resorted to the last refuge of the desperate, by accusing the BJP of indulging in divisive politics by "sowing seeds of poison", says Arun Jaitley

Telangana formation is an example of Congress's utter lack of statecraft

Telangana formation is an example of Congress's utter lack of statecraft

Rediff.com1 Feb 2014

A well-intentioned cause for the creation of Telangana that fulfils the aspirations of the people has been made controversial on account of the lack of political management, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley: The Congress is nervous

Arun Jaitley: The Congress is nervous

Rediff.com31 Jan 2014

As the elections appear closer, the nervousness in the Congress party has become more visible. Each one is frantically concerned about his own position rather than wanting the Congress party to get ready for a spirited fight.

What has Rahul to offer to this country: Arun Jaitley

What has Rahul to offer to this country: Arun Jaitley

Rediff.com28 Jan 2014

BJP leader Arun Jaitley assesses Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's first ever television interview

Why Congress' election campaign is curious

Why Congress' election campaign is curious

Rediff.com27 Jan 2014

Arun Jaitley wonders why the Congress party's election advertising is centered around Rahul Gandhi

Quality of politics in India needs to improve: Arun Jaitley

Quality of politics in India needs to improve: Arun Jaitley

Rediff.com26 Jan 2014

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley raises concerns about governance, terrorism and women's safety on Republic Day.

Congress has nothing to sell, nothing to show to India: Jaitley

Congress has nothing to sell, nothing to show to India: Jaitley

Rediff.com23 Jan 2014

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley on why the Congress may end up getting its lowest figure in the history of Indian parliamentary elections.

Anarchy cannot be alternate politics: Arun Jaitley

Anarchy cannot be alternate politics: Arun Jaitley

Rediff.com21 Jan 2014

AAP has displayed scant regard for the Rule of Law. Its conduct is a challenge to constitutionalism, says BJP leader Arun Jaitley

Why the Congress developed cold feet on Rahul

Why the Congress developed cold feet on Rahul

Rediff.com17 Jan 2014

May be it is a belated realisation of reality on part of the Congress. If there is no prospect of forming a government, why announce Rahul Gandhi as a prime ministerial candidate, says Arun Jaitley.

A foreign hand behind Operation Bluestar? Tell us the truth: Arun Jaitley

A foreign hand behind Operation Bluestar? Tell us the truth: Arun Jaitley

Rediff.com15 Jan 2014

Recently declassified documents reveal that the Indian government wanted to invade the sacred precincts of the Golden Temple even if it hurt national interest, says senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley.

Manmohan Singh demeaned PM's office today: Jaitley

Manmohan Singh demeaned PM's office today: Jaitley

Rediff.com4 Jan 2014

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitely tears into Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's press conference, and remarks that the 'formality' ended as a 'farce'.

'US stance on Modi can recoil on them'

'US stance on Modi can recoil on them'

Rediff.com27 Dec 2013

For the US to proclaim Modi guilty even when there was no evidence against him despite investigations and re-investigation amounts to immature diplomacy. It constitutes interference in India's internal affairs, says BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

Is AAP's political opportunism camouflaged with popular sanction?

Is AAP's political opportunism camouflaged with popular sanction?

Rediff.com22 Dec 2013

The period of Internal Emergency from June 1975 till January 1977 was a great learning experience for me. I was still a student and one of the youngest detenus who spent 19 months in detention for having opposed the Emergency.

Has the UPA lost the will to rule?

Has the UPA lost the will to rule?

Rediff.com19 Dec 2013

It is now an under-statement to call the UPA a lame duck government. It is in fact a dead duck, says Arun Jaitley.

'Justice Ganguly, like Caesar's wife, must be above suspicion'

'Justice Ganguly, like Caesar's wife, must be above suspicion'

Rediff.com16 Dec 2013

The Indian Express on Monday carries a detailed account of the alleged incident involving a young intern and a former Supreme Court Judge viz Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly.

Arrogance, AAP and Rahul Gandhi

Arrogance, AAP and Rahul Gandhi

Rediff.com15 Dec 2013

Arrogance can never be strength. It is a mask for lack of confidence. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's press conference on December 14 only reaffirms this. Hope the Aam Aadmi Party learns this lesson as well, says Arun Jaitley