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BJP leader and union minister Jaswant Singh’s Birthday

BJP leader and union minister Jaswant Singh’s Birthday is on  3 January. Jaswant Singh was born on January 3, 1938 at Jasol village in Rajasthan to Sardara Singh and Kunwar Baisa. A student of Ajmer’s Mayo College and the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla, he was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1960s.

BJP leader and union minister Jaswant Singh's Birthday
BJP leader and union minister Jaswant Singh’s Birthday

Jaswant Singh related to a family of soldiers. He served in the Indian army as an officer before departing for a career in politics in the latter half of the 1960s

Jaswant Singh is known as an Indian politician. He was a Political leader in the Bharatiya Janata Party until he registered as an Independent candidate for the 2014 General Elections from the Barmer constituency. He has been suspended from the BJP for six years. During the NDA government from 1998-2004, he managed numerous key responsibilities including Defence, External Affairs and Finance

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh addressing the press
Former Union minister Jaswant Singh addressing the press

He was also the Leader of Opponent in the Rajya Sabha from 2004 to 2009. Jaswant Singh was also chosen as BJP’s Vice presidential nominee in 2012. He is known for his courageous diplomatic moves and progressive approach towards diplomacies. His books have been under criticism for challenging BJP’s political decisions and applauding Muhammad Ali Jinnah Pakistan’s first Governor-General. He was the member of the Lok Sabha enacting the Darjeeling parliamentary constituency.

Jaswant Singh's book, A Call to Honour: In Service of Emergent India which was in  under criticism
Jaswant Singh’s book, A Call to Honour: In Service of Emergent India which was in under criticism

Almost six years after accompanying three Pakistani-backed terrorists to Kandhar, Afghanistan, in 1999 in exchange for 175 captive hostages of the hijacked IC814 aircraft, he evoked the predicament that the government had to grapple with. In 2006 He wrote the book called A Call to Honour: In Service of Emergent India. In his book, A Call to Honour: In Service of Emergent India, he explained how amidst the challenging choice between two moral powers saving the lives of innocents and fighting terrorism invented a “hollow, empty space of the undetermined”.

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh, who had been a close companion of Former BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi on September 27, 2020.