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Arun Jaitley's India: A pol's stump handbook

The thoughts of the former finance minister compiled in a book could prove to be a handy guide for the many BJP spokespersons for their public and media appearances

Arun Jaitley's India: A pol's stump handbook
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A New India by Arun Jaitley

Shreekant Sambrani
A New India: Selected Writings 2014-19
Author: Arun Jaitley
Publisher: Juggernaut
Pages:  x+374 pp
Price: Rs 699

“Arun Jaitley was a truly multi-faceted personality.  A friend to many, excellent legal mind, effective minister, consummate communicator,…public intellectual with immense grasp on (sic) policy issues,” writes Narendra Modi in his foreword to this collection of writings of his first finance minister. He has good reasons to wax eloquent about his friend and colleague.  The future prime minister was sent to Delhi as a raw Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharak in 1979.  Jaitley was an early friend.  Although a couple of years younger than Mr Modi, Jaitley became his

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First Published: Sep 28 2022 | 10:38 PM IST

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