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Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha


Yashwant Sinha, Indian bureaucrat, politician, and government official who rose to become a leading figure in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India and twice served (1990–91 and 1998–2004) as a cabinet minister in the Indian government.
Sinha started his political journey in 1984 with the Janta Party under leadership of Chandrashekhar and before joining Trinamool Congress Party in 2021, he spent many years and Bharatiya Janta Party.

Personal Life

Full Name Yashwant Sinha
Date of Birth 06 Nov 1937 (Age 85)
Place of Birth Patna, Bihar
Party name All India Trinamool Congress
Education M.A.in Political Science
Profession Former IAS, Politician
Father's Name Bipin Bihari Saran
Mother's Name Dhana Devi
Spouse's Name Nilima Sinha
Children 2 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)


Permanent address Rishabh Vatika via College More,Vill. Rajgoda, P.O. Morangi,Thana -Mufassil, Demotand, Distt. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
Contact number 9868181937, 9013180414
Email ysinha2005@hotmail.com
Website yashwantsinha.in

Interesting Facts about Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha was the author of Confessions of a Swadeshi Reformer: My Years as Finance Minister (2007).
He is an IAS turned politician.
Before joining the Indian Administrative Services Mr Sinha also worked as a faculty of Political Science in Patna University, he is also an alumni of the same university.

Political Timeline of Yashwant Sinha

  • 2022
    Yashwant Sinha contested for 15th presidential election against BJP candidate Draupadi Murmu but he lost.
  • 2021
    Yashwant Sinha Joined the Trinamool Congress party led by Mamata Banerjee and given the responsibility of the national vice president of the party.
  • 2018
    Once an admirer of Narendra Modi, Yashwant Sinha left the BJP following difference with the government and the party leadership.
  • 2014
    Yashwant Sinha posted his desire stay away from electoral politics. His elder son Jayant Sinha got the party ticket instead and registered his first victory.
  • 2009
    Yashwant Sinha was again elected as an MP from Hazaribagh on a BJP ticket.
  • 2004
    Yashwant Sinha lost the Lok Sabha election for the first time from Hazaribagh constituency as a BJP candidate as the party went early into election under Shining India campaign but could not succeed to win.
  • 2002
    The portfolio of Yashwant Sinha got changed in Bajpeyi government. He was appointed as the minister of external affairs on July 1, 2002
  • 1999
    Yashwant Sinha registered the hat-trick of victory from Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency as a BJP candidate and continued to serve as the finance minister of India.
  • 1998
    Mr. Sinha repeated his victory again from Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency on the BJP ticket. He was inducted into the Bajpeyi government as the minister of finance.
  • 1996
    Yashwant Sinha got elected to the Lok Sabha from Hazaribagh constituency then in Bihar and now in Jharkhand as a BJP candidate.
  • 1992
    Yashwant Sinha joined the Bharatiya Janta Party became the national spokesperson of the party 3 years later.
  • 1990
    Yashwant Sinha was appointed as the cabinet minister of finance in the union government led by Chandrashekhar. He remained in office November 1990 to June 1991.
  • 1989
    The Janta Party was resolved into a new political outfit called Janta Dal and Mr. Sinha was appointed its national general secretary as well.
  • 1988
    Yashwant Sinha was elected to the Rajya Sabha as a Janta Party candidate
  • 1986
    Yashwant Sinha was appointed the national general secretary of the Janta party in 1986
  • 1984
    Yashwant Sinha quit Indian Administrative Services to join the Janta Paty.

Yashwant Sinha Early Life

  • 1960
    Sinha joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1960 and spent over 24 years holding important posts during his service tenure. He served as Sub-Divisional Magistrate and District Magistrate for 4 years.
  • 1958
    Yashwant Sinha was graduated from the Patna University with a masters degree in Political Science.


In 2015, he was awarded Officier de la Légion d’Honneur, the highest civilian distinction of France.
Net Worth3.66 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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