In this book – published posthumously – Arun Jaitley offers the clearest, most authoritative discussions on the policies of the BJP government of 2014–19. Surveying the sweeping changes that the country has seen in the last five years – GST, demonetisation, Kashmir – he is also prescient about the big political trends in the country, such as the end of dynastic politics, the fissures among regional powers and the crisis in the Congress party. Forcefully and astutely argued, a new India is an important book, One that comprehensively maps and explains the BJP’s reforms and analyses the state of the nation.
A New India
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Arun Jaitley (28 December 1952 – 24 August 2019) was a senior advocate of the Supreme Court and one of the most important members of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Union Minister of Finance from 2014 to 2019 and the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2009 to 2014. Arun Jaitley held many senior positions in government in the past, including portfolios in finance, defence, commerce and industry.