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Elections; Possible Results and Their Impact On India” with Mr. Arun Jaitley


Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley
The EO New Delhi Chapter invites you for an exclusive event Elections; Possible Results and Their Impact On India” with Mr. Arun Jaitley (Member of Parliament –Rajya Sabha & General Secretary & Spokesperson, BJP) on Friday , May 1st 2009.

Arun Jaitley was born on December 28, 1952 in New Delhi. He did his schooling from St. Xavier School, New Delhi, finishing school in 1969-70. He graduated in Commerce from Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi (1973). He did Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in 1977. During his career as a student he was the recipient of several distinctions for his outstanding performance both in academics and extracurricular activities. He was President of Students Union of Delhi University (1974). During the period of proclamation of Internal Emergency (1975-77) when civil liberties were suspended, he was under preventive detention for a period of 19 months. He was a prominent leader of movement against corruption launched in the year 1973 by Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan. He was the Convener of the National Committee for Students and Youth organization appointed by Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan.

He has been practicing law before the Supreme Court and several High Courts in the country since 1977. He is a designated Senior Advocate. He was the Additional Solicitor General of India for the Government of India in the year 1990. He has authored several publications on legal and current affairs. He has presented a Paper on Law relating to Corruption and Crime in India before the Indo British Legal Forum. He was a delegate on behalf of the Government of India to the United Nations General Assembly Session in June 1998 where the Declaration on Law against Drugs and Money Laundering was approved.

Arun Jaitley became the spokesman of the Bharatiya Janata Party during the period preceding the crucial 1999 general election. Subsequently, he joined the council of ministers as the Minister of State with independent charge of the newly created Department of Disinvestment on 13th October 1999. He took over as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (independent charge) in 1999 and got additional charge of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs. On 7th November 2000 he was elevated as a Cabinet Minister with the charge of Law, Justice and Company Affairs and the additional charge of the Ministry of Shipping. He demitted office as Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs on July 1, 2002 to join as General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) and functioned as its national spokesman till January, 2003. He joined the Union Cabinet again as the Minister of Commerce & Industry and Law and Justice on 29th January, 2003 and held these offices till 22nd May,2004 when the new Government was formed at the Centre.



He has been a Member of the Bharatiya Janata Party since 1991. Recently Arun Jaitley has emerged as strategic planner and the principal decision making body of the party. As the General Secretary, he has managed 8 Assembly elections as of May 2008. Most recently, he oversaw the BJP's success in Karnataka.

He has been associated with the administration of several educational institutions. He is also involved as an important Administrator of the game of cricket. He is President of the Delhi & District Cricket Association.A multifaceted personality, Arun Jaitley is married, with two children.

Event Plan
Venue: The Ballroom, Oberoi New Delhi
Date: Friday, 1st May 2009
7:30p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Cocktails
8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Talk by Mr. Jaitley
8:45 p.m- 9:00 p.m Q & A
9:00 p.m. Dinner
RSVP suja@eonewdelhi.in

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