Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

1972-1982 Member, Nadiad Nagar Palika, Gujarat
1975-96 Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly (five terms)
1977 - 82 Councillor, Nadiad Municipality
1990-95 Minister, P.W.D. and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Gujarat
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-97 Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Surface Transport
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Heavy Industry
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1999-2004 Member, Committee on Commerce
2000 -2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
Member, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutions
Member, Committee on External Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of information and Broadcasting
5 Aug. 2004 Member, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutins
2006-09 Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
2009 - 18 Jan 2011 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
19 Jan 2011 - 28 Oct. 2012 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Mines
28 Oct. 2012 Union Cabinet Minister, Mines




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