Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

1967 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Maharashtra
Secretary, Congress Legislature Party (C.L.P.), Maharashtra
1972-74 Minister of State, Home, Food, Civil Supplies, Rehabilitation, Publicity, Youth Welfare and Sports, Government of Maharashtra
1974-78 Cabinet Minister, Education, Agriculture, Industries, Home, Labour and Youth Welfare,Government of Maharashtra
1978-80, 1988-91 and 1993-95 Chief Minister, Maharashtra (four terms)
1981-86 Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
1982-87 President, Congress (S)
1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha (resigned in March 1985)
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93 Union Cabinet Minister, Defence
1993-95 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1995-96 Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Leader of the Opposition, Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-II
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Agriculture
Member, General Purposes Committee
2000-2001 Member, Committee on Ethics
2001-2004 Vice-Chairman, National Committee on Disatster Management
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)
23 May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture; Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
-- Vice President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
31 May 2009 - 18 Jan 2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture; Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
19 Jan 2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
31 Jan. 2014 Ceased to be a member of the Lok Sabha upon election as Member of Rajya Sabha




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