Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

1972-74 President, Pirbahory, Thana Congress Committee
1974-76 Secretary, Bihar Youth Congress Committee
1976-81 President, Bihar State Youth Congress (I)
1980-84 Member, 7th Lok Sabha
1981 General Secretary, Indian Youth Congress (I)
1982 Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (I)
1982-85 President, Indian Youth Congress (I)
1982-85 Chairman, Bihar State Small Scale Industries Corporation
1985-89 Member, 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1985-87 Chairman, All India Congress Seva Dal (I)
1987-88 President, Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (I)
1988-89 Working Chairman, Bihar Pradesh 20 Point Programme Implementation Committee
1989-90 Working Chairman, Bihar State 15 Point Implementation Committee for Welfare of Minorities
1993-96 Chairman, All India Congress Commiittee (I) Minority Dept.
1993-96 Chairman, Ajmer Dargah Committee
1996-97 Political Secretary to President, Indian National Congress
1996-98 Member, 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1997-99 General Secretary, All India Congress Committee (I)
1997-99 Elected Member, Congress Working Committee
1998-99 Member, 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1999 Onwards Founder General Secretary of Nationalist Congress Party
July 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha
2004-2009 Member, Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
2004-2009 Member, Consultative Commitee for the Ministry of External Affairs
November 2004 Member, Commitee on Rules
April 2008 Nominated to the panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha
2009 Member, Department related Standing Committee on Home Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance
Leader, NCP Party in Rajya Sabha
July 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd Term)
Member, Business Advisory Committee, Rajya Sabha
October, 2010 Chairman, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table, Rajya Sabha
2010 Member, Committee on Ethics and Public Accounts Committee
Member, Select Committee on the Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010
2011 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Central Wakf Council
Convener: Sub-Committee on the Admn. of Union Territories
October, 2012 Served as Union Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (5th term)
June, 2014 Elected as Leader of Nationalist Congress Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha
13 June 2014 onwards Member (Special Invitee), Business Advisory Committee
1 Sep. 2014 -11 Sep. 2014 Member, Standing Committee on Labour
11 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, Court of Jamia Milia Islamia
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee
05 Feb. 2015 onwards Member, Committee on Government Assurance




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