|Jaswant Singh is an Indian politician, who was born on January 3, 1938. He belongs to Rajasthan, India and is an alumnus of Mayo College and National Defence Academy. He had worked as Finance Minister in the short tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Then, he became Minister of External Affairs of India, laid down the foreign policy and tackled with the rift between India and Pakistan. In 2002, he was appointed as Finance Minister again. This visionary politician is known for sensible political views, as he describes himself as a liberal democrat. This is despite the fact that the Bhartiya Janta Party is often referred to as a right wing nationalist organization. At present, he is leading the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.