Politics Arun Jaitley passes away: "Played cricket together; had the longest partnership," recalls Kapil Sibal Updated : August 24, 2019 05:28 PM IST Arun Jaitley held the finance and defence portfolios in the BJP government's first term, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government as well as many Opposition members. Senior Congress leader Sibal said that the versatility Arun Jaitley had in dealing with matters was a rare quality. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.