Kapil Sibal is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party. A lawyer, he formerly served at the helm of various ministries in the Congress-led UPA government over the years – beginning with the Ministry of Science & Technology, then the Ministry of Human Resource Development followed by the Ministry of Communications & IT, and the Ministry of Law & Justice.
Sibal was first nominated in July 1998, as a Member of the Rajya Sabha, from the state of Bihar. He served as Additional Solicitor General of India and President of the Supreme Court Bar Association on three occasions. In 2004 general elections, he won the Chandni Chowk constituency of New Delhi with 71% vote share.