Politics As finance minister, Arun Jaitley holds record for longest budget speech ever Updated : August 24, 2019 04:36 PM IST Arun Jaitley was known for his long budget speeches, with his first budget speech, presented in 2014 being the longest so far consisting of 253 paragraphs. Arun Jaitley had the second-longest budget speeches on an average, in terms of the number of paragraphs. 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.