He is currently the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.
1991 Elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth) 1991-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology, Electronics,Atomic Energy 1992-93 Member, Standing Committee on Science and Technology 1994-96 Member, Standing Committee on Finance and Planning Member, Standing Committee on Rural and Urban Development 1995-96 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings 1995-96 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation 1996 Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) Secretary, Congress Party in Parliament 1996-97 Member, Public Accounts Committee Member, Standing Committee on Energy Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance June 1997 onwards Special Invitee, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Planning and Programme Implementation and Science and Technology
Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments : Articles on computer science; engineering design; contribution to research in computerisation of Indian languages
Special Interests : Technical education, rural industrialisation, computerisation in Indian languages and youth welfare and popularisation of science Favourite Pastime and Recreation : Reading, chess and photography
Sports and Clubs : Cricket, tennis, table tennis, badminton and swimming
Countries Visited : Widely travelled (10 countries)
Other Information : Member, Council of Indian Institute of Technology; Joint Secretary, Constitution Club, New Delhi Election result of : Karad Lok Sabha constituency Total electorate 10,15,322 Total votes polled 6,27,156 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates : (1) Shri Prithviraj D. Chavan (I.N.C.) 3,07,840 (2) Shri Jaywantrao Krishna Bhosale (Ind.) 1,58,244 (3) Shri Nagnath Ramachandra Naikwadi (S.P.) 97,044 (4) Shri Manohar Laxman Kulkarni (Ind.) 34,065