Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

1973-77 Secretary, Samyukta Socialist Party (S.S.P.), Distt. Sitamarhi
1977-90 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1977-79 Minister of State, Power, Government of Bihar
1979-80 Member, Committee on Questions and Calling Attention
1980-85 President, Lok Dal, Distt. Sitamarhi
1985-89 Member, Central Parliamentary Board, Lok Dal
1985-90 Member, Public Accounts Committee
1987-90 Member, Pratyayukta Samiti
1989-90 Chairman, Library Committee
1990 Deputy Speaker, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1991-94 Deputy Leader, Bihar Legislative Council
1991-95 Member, Bihar Legislative Council
1994-95 Chairman, Bihar Legislative Council
1995-96 Minister, Energy, Relief, Rehabilitation and Department of Official Languages, Government of Bihar
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-97 Union Minister of State, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Independent Charge)
1997-98 Union Minister of State, Food and Consumer Affairs (Independent Charge)
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Chairman, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution; and its Sub-Committees on Department of Food and Civil Supplies; Department of Sugar and Edible Oils; Department of Consumer Affairs; and Department of Coordination
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1999-2000 Leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Home Affairs
1999-2004 Member, General Purposes Committee
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
23 May 2004 - 2009 Union Cabinet Minister, Rural Development
Vice President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Jun. 2009 Member, Panel of Chairmen, Lok Sabha
6 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Estimates
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
19 Oct. 2009 General Purpose Committee

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