Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman is the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha, Upper House of the Indian Parliament, since 2014. She served as the Defence Minister, Government of India from 3 September 2017 - 30 May 2019; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry from 26 May 2014 - 3 September 2017 and Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs from 26 May 2014 - 9 November 2014.
She did Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirapalli; Master of Arts degree in Eonomics and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
She is the member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Executive since 2008. She served as a National Spokesperson for the BJP from 2010 – 2014.