Had a 'Hidden Desire' of Becoming a Chartered Accountant: Arun Jaitley

 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wanted to become a chartered accountant in his younger days, but ended up choosing the legal profession as "CA exam was too difficult to pass".

Going down the memory lane while addressing a function of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) here, he said, "I started out with a hidden desire of becoming a CA.
I strayed into other activities and then preferred Law because at that time also the CA exam was difficult."

"That (CA) exam was difficult to pass... law was a difficult exam to fail," he quipped.

Mr Jaitley said he chose a more comfortable option, but "not that I regret it myself. I have enjoyed every moment in that profession itself."

Mr Jaitely, who had been a successful lawyer, stopped practising in 2009.

He also holds the portfolios of Defence and Corporate Affairs.

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