Jaswant Singh held Defence, External Affairs and Finance portfolios in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government. He was one of the founder members of the BJP.
Jaswant Singh's expulsion was swift and without any glitches, and everyone agreed to it, including LK Advani, who was his close friend.
In a statement, Advani said as a member of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government, Singh singularly and deftly handled the three most important portfolios of external affairs, defence and finance.
Condoling Jaswant Singh’s death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered his service to the nation as a soldier and later as a Union minister.