Ravi Shankar Prasad is a lawyer turned politician and currently deputy Leader of Opposition in the Upper House. Prasad is BJP’s man Friday on all big ticket debates and a distinguished Supreme Court lawyer. He belongs to a family of politicians, his father, Thakur Prasad one of the founders of the erstwhile Jan Sangh. Prasad began his political career as a student leader in the 1970s against Indira Gandhi government and was also imprisoned during emergency. An articulate speaker Prasad was elected to the Rajya Sabha thrice.In Atal Bihar Vajpayee Government he held position of Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Mines, the Ministry of Law and Justice, and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.