Nirmala Sitharaman is another articulate BJP spokesperson who have been rewarded with a ministerial berth.
A serious, at times stern, communicator during TV debates, she is nevertheless liked due to her sincere approach and also the fact she does her best to reply to all questions thrown at her. Though, she also gives as good as she gets.
Not a member of either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha presently, she is likely to be nominated to the Upper House by BJP.
Born in Tamil Nadu and married into an Andhra family, the 59-year-old joined BJP even though her in-laws have had an association with Congress.
She is also a former member of National Commission for Women.