BJP nominates Sudhanshu Trivedi to Arun Jaitley’s Rajya Sabha seat in UP

Sudhanshu Trivedi (Source: Facebook/SudhanshuTrivediOfficial) The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday nominated national party spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi as its candidate for the bye-election for the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha seat which fell vacant after former union minister Arun Jaitley’s demise on August 24. Jaitley passed away at Delhi’s AIIMS on August 24 after battling multiple health … Read moreBJP nominates Sudhanshu Trivedi to Arun Jaitley’s Rajya Sabha seat in UP

Rajya Sabha Bypolls For 2 Seats To Be Held On October 16

Rajya Sabha byelection will take place in October on two seats – Uttar Padesh and Bihar. New Delhi:  The Election Commission of India on Thursday announced bypolls for two Rajya Sabha seats – Uttar Pradesh and Bihar – on October 16. The seat in Bihar was vacated earlier this month after the death of noted … Read moreRajya Sabha Bypolls For 2 Seats To Be Held On October 16

Rajya Sabha polls for seats vacated due to deaths of Jaitley, Jethmalani on October 16

Elections to two Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar would be held on October 16. (File) Elections to two Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar would be held on October 16, the Election Commission announced Thursday. The seats fell vacant due to the death of former finance minister Arun Jaitley and … Read moreRajya Sabha polls for seats vacated due to deaths of Jaitley, Jethmalani on October 16

“Able Leader, Encyclopaedia, Close Friend”: PM’s Tribute To Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley, who served as the country’s Finance Minister, died at AIIMS on August 24. New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid heartfelt tributes to late Union Minister Arun Jaitley during a “Shradhanjali Sabha” event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium today, describing his life as one that everybody can draw inspiration from. PM Modi said … Read more“Able Leader, Encyclopaedia, Close Friend”: PM’s Tribute To Arun Jaitley

How glossing over dietary habits will prevent India from staying fit

By James Joseph The government on Thursday announced the start of the Fit India Movement. It has the makings of an ambitious nationwide campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself flagging it off and tasking a 28-member committee headed by sports minister Kiren Rijiju to give it shape and traction. Such a movement could not … Read moreHow glossing over dietary habits will prevent India from staying fit

Kotla stadium renamed after Jaitley, not the ground: DDCA

Feroz Shah Kotla cricket ground in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra) Minutes after renaming Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley Stadium, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) Tuesday issued a clarification to state that “the stadium has been named as Arun Jaitley Stadium. The ground will continue to be called Feroz Shah … Read moreKotla stadium renamed after Jaitley, not the ground: DDCA

Babul Supriyo Among 11 Whose Phones Stolen At Arun Jaitley’s Funeral

Police said that have received 5 complaints including one from Babul Supriyo. New Delhi:  BJP MP Babul Supriyo, and Patanjali’s spokesperson S.K. Tijarawala were among those who had their phones filched in the melee during the cremation of former Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley at the Nigambodh ghat on Sunday. The two were … Read moreBabul Supriyo Among 11 Whose Phones Stolen At Arun Jaitley’s Funeral

“Don’t Be Harsh On Student Leaders”: Court Tells DU Citing Arun Jaitley

New Delhi:  Former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who died on Saturday, was mentioned by the Delhi High Court which observed today that the country gets great leaders from students leaders and the university authorities should not be too harsh on them for their activities during students union elections. It stated this in its oral observations … Read more“Don’t Be Harsh On Student Leaders”: Court Tells DU Citing Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley’s Last ‘Gift’ To Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli

The letter by Arun Jaitley is dated July 30, days before he was hospitalised. Lucknow:  Barely a week before he was hospitalised, late Arun Jaitley had given a ‘gift’ to Rae Bareli, Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency in Uttar’s Pradesh. Arun Jaitley had sent a proposal to the Rae Bareli district administration to … Read moreArun Jaitley’s Last ‘Gift’ To Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli

“Will Remember His Presence”: Rahul Gandhi Writes To Arun Jaitley’s Wife

New Delhi:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and wrote a letter to his wife, saying even though his voice will not reverberate in Parliament, his presence will be remembered. Earlier on Saturday, Congress interim President and Mr Gandhi’s mother Sonia Gandhi had also written a … Read more“Will Remember His Presence”: Rahul Gandhi Writes To Arun Jaitley’s Wife

Shashi Tharoor Recalls Arun Jaitley’s “Best” Line On India’s Place In ICC

Shashi Tharoor said he and Arun Jaitley had mutual regard for each other. Thiruvananthapuram:  Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday mourned the demise of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley and recalled an interesting remark that the BJP leader made. “I never forgot one of his best lines to me talking about cricket when I was … Read moreShashi Tharoor Recalls Arun Jaitley’s “Best” Line On India’s Place In ICC

Arun Jaitley’s Death Marks The End Of Delhi-4 Era In BJP

Arun Jaitley’s death on Saturday was yet another jolt to the BJP. New Delhi:  BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley’s death marks an end of ‘Delhi-4’ era, a high-profile group of four second-line leaders who effectively ran the show from 2004 till 2014. Besides Mr Jaitley, it included Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar — all … Read moreArun Jaitley’s Death Marks The End Of Delhi-4 Era In BJP

“A Man Who Many In Britain Treasured”: UK Envoy On Arun Jaitley

British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith paid tributes to Arun Jaitley. New Delhi:  British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith on Sunday paid tribute to former Union Minister Arun Jaitley at his south Delhi home and recalled him as ”a man people in Britain treasured”. Speaking to ANI, Mr Asquith said: “Jaitley … Read more“A Man Who Many In Britain Treasured”: UK Envoy On Arun Jaitley

‘From one room to big party office, we expanded due to Jaitley Sahib’s efforts’

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Much before deciding to contest the Lok Sabha election from Amritsar, BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who passed away Saturday, worked to strengthen BJP in the state, especially Amritsar, said former Amritsar mayor Bakshi Ram Arora. Arora spoke to Jaitley over the phone a day before he was admitted to the … Read more‘From one room to big party office, we expanded due to Jaitley Sahib’s efforts’

Arun Jaitley: The formidable modern politician

Former Union minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away in New Delhi on Saturday, rose to become one of India’s most high-profile politicians by dint of an impossibly demanding career in which he excelled as a lawyer, political strategist, parliamentarian, orator, television spokesperson, sports administrator and a minister who held key portfolios in multiple governments. He … Read moreArun Jaitley: The formidable modern politician

BCCI condoles Arun Jaitley’s demise

The BCCI on Saturday condoled the demise of Arun Jaitley, describing him a “remarkable statesman” and an “able and respected” cricket administrator. “A remarkable statesman, Jaitley was a passionate cricket follower and will always be remembered as one of the most able and respected cricket administrators,” BCCI said in a press release. The BCCI also … Read moreBCCI condoles Arun Jaitley’s demise

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Mourns Death Of Arun Jaitley

RSS released a statement paying tributes to Arun Jaitley, former finance minister and BJP stalwart Nagpur:  The RSS on Saturday remembered former union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who died in Delhi, as a talented and learned leader who made an important contribution towards the development of the country. Mr Jaitley, 66, died at 12:07 pm … Read moreRSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Mourns Death Of Arun Jaitley

A man of open heart and mind, Arun Jaitley had friends across divide

Arun Jaitley, 66, was a man who touched the lives of most with whom he interacted. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna) IN my last interaction with Arun Jaitley less than a month ago, he made a stray comment which could well serve as his epitaph. He said he made it a point to help whenever … Read moreA man of open heart and mind, Arun Jaitley had friends across divide

“I Share Your Pain”: Sonia Gandhi Writes Letter To Arun Jaitley’s Wife

Sonia Gandhi with Arun Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta Jaitley. (PTI) New Delhi:  Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and wrote a letter to his wife, saying that he attracted friends across the political spectrum and fought the cruel illness with indomitable spirit till the end. Earlier … Read more“I Share Your Pain”: Sonia Gandhi Writes Letter To Arun Jaitley’s Wife

Farewell Arun Jaitley: Firefighter goes down fighting

The body of Jaitley, 66, will be taken to the BJP headquarters on Sunday morning for leaders to pay their last respects. (Express Photo/Tashi Tobgyal) PLUGGED in to the last on what was happening in the country, Arun Jaitley wrote in a blog on August 6, after the Modi government had cleared revocation of the … Read moreFarewell Arun Jaitley: Firefighter goes down fighting

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