46 Facts About Jaswant Singh


Jaswant Singh was one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and was one of India's longest serving parliamentarians, having been a member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha almost continuously between 1980 and 2014.


Jaswant Singh was NDA's Vice-presidential candidate in the 2012 Indian vice presidential election.


Jaswant Singh was elected on a BJP ticket to the Rajya Sabha five times and to the Lok Sabha four times.


Jaswant Singh served as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission between 1998 and 1999.


Jaswant Singh incurred the displeasure of his party colleagues when, after the party suffered its second successive defeat in 2009, he circulated a note demanding a thorough discussion on the debacle.


Post the event, Jaswant Singh found himself marginalized within the party.


Jaswant Singh was expelled from the BJP on 29 March 2014 when he did not withdraw his independent candidature, and went on to lose the election.

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On 7 August 2014, Jaswant Singh suffered a fall in the bathroom of residence and suffered a serious head injury.


Jaswant Singh remained in a state of coma for six years till his death in 2020.


Jaswant Singh was born on 3 January 1938 in the village of Jasol in Barmer district of Rajasthan in a Rajput family.


Jaswant Singh's father was Sardar Singh Rathore of Jasol and mother was Kunwar Baisa.


Jaswant Singh's elder son, Manvendra Singh, is a former Member of Parliament from Barmer.


Jaswant Singh was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1960s and was an alumnus of Mayo College and the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla.


Jaswant Singh was a close accompany of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and made his links with Bharatiya Jana Sangh.


Jaswant Singh was a member and associate of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from the 1960s.


Jaswant Singh was the Defence Minister when George Fernandes was forced to resign after the Tehelka exposure.


Jaswant Singh is widely regarded for his handling of relations with the United States which were strained after the 1998 Indian nuclear tests but which ameliorated soon after culminating in the 2000 visit of US President Bill Clinton to India.


Jaswant Singh has been frequently criticized by political parties for escorting terrorists to Kandhahar, Afghanistan.


Jaswant Singh was denied a Member of Parliament ticket for Barmer by BJP for the 2014 Indian general election over Col.


Unhappy, Jaswant Singh filed his nomination as an independent candidate from Barmer constituency.


Jaswant Singh entered politics in the 1960s, with the first few years of his political life seeing limited recognition, until he was initiated in the Jan Sangh.


Jaswant Singh tasted success in his political career in 1980 when he was first selected for the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament.


Jaswant Singh served as Finance minister in the short-lived government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which lasted just from 16 May 1996, to 1 June 1996.


Jaswant Singh served as Finance Minister until the defeat of the Vajpayee government in May 2004 and was instrumental in defining and pushing through the market-friendly reforms of the government.


Jaswant Singh was conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2001.

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Jaswant Singh was denied a ticket by the party to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha Parliamentary Elections from the Barmer-Jaisalmer constituency in Rajasthan.


Jaswant Singh was expelled from the BJP after deciding to contest the elections as an independent candidate and lost to his former party's candidate Col.


Jaswant Singh was elected from Darjeeling Seat from the year 2009 to 2014.


Jaswant Singh held many ministries under the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, including several important such as Defence, External Affairs and Finance.


Jaswant Singh has held many important positions including that of Electronics and Science and Technology.


Jaswant Singh remained as the Minister of Finance in the short-lived government of First Vajpayee government from 16 May 1996 to 1 June 1996.


Jaswant Singh was at that time first Rajasthani to be a Minister of External Affairs of India at Union level in the Central Government.


Jaswant Singh has been one of the most trusted man of Vajpayee and was given task of making good international relation with other nations.


Jaswant Singh has been represented nation at international level in the times of Kargil War and India's nuclear test.


Jaswant Singh was the one who went to Kandahar after plane hijack.


Jaswant Singh remained Minister till 5 December 2002 after the removal of George Fernandes due to the Tehelka conspirancy.


Jaswant Singh was the one of the member of "Operation Shakti" and among the 12 people who knew about the secret mission.


The biggest affect was on the relations of India with United States and there were made many restrictions on India and at that time Jaswant Singh managed to control America at United Nations.


Jaswant Singh was sent to Kandahar of Afghanistan to escort the terrorists and take back the crew members.


Jaswant Singh received criticism for praising the Taliban for their co-operation after the hostages had been returned.


Jaswant Singh was appointed as the Minister of Defence of India in the year 2000 after minister before him, George Fernandes was convicted in the Tehelka case and was forced to resign from his position.


Jaswant Singh remained as the Minister from 2000 to 2001 after which Fernandes was re-appointed as the Minister of Defence after getting cleanchit in the conspiracy.


Jaswant Singh was appointed as the Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha for the fourth time in the year 1999 and after the formation of the Vajpayee Government he was appointed as the Leader of Rajya Sabha on 13 October 1999 and remained till the time of fall of the Vajpayee Government on 22 May 2004 and succeeded the position to then Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.


Jaswant Singh was the candidate for the post of Vice president for the NDA in 2012.


Jaswant Singh lost to Hamid Ansari who was the UPA's Vice presidential candidate.

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Jaswant Singh's death was triggered as a sign of honour and was mourned with full esteem and with state funeral.