27 Facts About Yashwant Sinha


Yashwant Sinha is an Indian administrator and politician.


Yashwant Sinha served as the Minister of Finance from 1990 until 1991 under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and again from March 1998 to July 2002 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


Yashwant Sinha served as the Minister of External Affairs from July 2002 until May 2004.


Yashwant Sinha was a senior leader of the BJP before he left the party on 21 April 2018.


Yashwant Sinha graduated from University of Patna in BA Hons.


Yashwant Sinha received his master's degree in political science in 1958.


Yashwant Sinha joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1960 and spent over 24 years holding important posts during his service tenure.


Yashwant Sinha served as Sub-Divisional Magistrate and District Magistrate for 4 years.


Yashwant Sinha was Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the Finance Department of the Bihar Government for 2 years after which he worked in the Ministry of Commerce as Deputy Secretary to the Government of India.


Yashwant Sinha later was Joint Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Surface Transport from 1980 to 1984, his main responsibilities were road transport, ports, and shipping.


Yashwant Sinha resigned from the Indian Administrative Service in 1984 and joined active politics as a member of the Janata Party.


Yashwant Sinha was appointed All-India General secretary of the party in 1986 and was elected Member of the Rajya Sabha in 1988.


Yashwant Sinha worked as Minister of Finance from November 1990 to June 1991 in Chandra Shekhar's Cabinet.


Yashwant Sinha became the National Spokesperson of the BJP in June 1996.


Yashwant Sinha was elected to Lok Sabha as a BJP candidate from Hazaribagh in 1998,1999, and 2009.


Yashwant Sinha was appointed Minister for External Affairs on 1 July 2002.


On 4 April 2017, Yashwant Sinha was detained in Hazaribagh district along with BJP MLA Manish Jaiswal and 150 others after trying to hold a religious procession.


Yashwant Sinha was selected unanimously as the President Candidate of the Opposition for 2022 Presidential Election, making him the First AITC leader to be nominated for the President.


Yashwant Sinha was the finance minister until 1 July 2002, when he exchanged jobs with foreign minister Jaswant Singh.


Still, Yashwant Sinha is widely credited with pushing through several major reform measures that put the Indian economy on a firm growth trajectory.


Yashwant Sinha has written a comprehensive account of his years as Finance Minister titled Confessions of a Swadeshi Reformer.


Yashwant Sinha has been accused by opponents, and by other political observers of trying to promote nepotism by nominating his son Jayant Sinha as a successor to contest from Hazaribagh overlooking the interests of many other loyal party workers, though he tried to justify the nomination of his son as a party decision.


Yashwant Sinha was born in a Bihari kayastha family and has a wide range of interests including reading, gardening and meeting people.


Yashwant Sinha has widely travelled and has led a number of political and social delegations.


Yashwant Sinha played a leading role in many negotiations on behalf of India.


Yashwant Sinha's wife is Nilima Yashwant Sinha, one of India's leading children's writers and President, Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children.


Yashwant Sinha has co-authored the book India Unmade with Aditya Sinha.