What happens when your education, passion, career and dreams are all aligned in just one direction? You love what you do!
It was my dream to followthe footsteps of my Father into the public life as when you have an influence like MadhavSinh Solanki, one of the most successful CM’s of Gujarat at home; you don’t have to go far for inspiration!
And when you are a Gujarati, with enterprise flowing in your veins, education as an Engineer and exposure to the influence of leaders who have shaped the country, Public Service becomes a natural progression for growth Goals and fulfillment.
As a 3 term MLA from Gujarat Legislature, 1 time MP, From being a Minister of State for Power, GOI, it has been a very rewarding life where I got tremendous affection from people I served, high regards from the colleagues and amazing inspiration from the obstacles of the opposition. I thank the people of Gujarat for letting me serve them in all the capacities. I have always strived my level best and shall continue to do so.
Special Interests :
- Youth affairs, Social Justice andEnvironment.
Position Held :
- 1992 - General Secreatary (Guj. PCC).
- 1995-2004 - Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly (Three Terms).
- 2003-2004 - Deputy Leader of Opposition, Gujarat Legislative Assembly.
- 2004 - Memberof Parliament – 14thLokSabha.
- 2004 - Secretary, A.I.C.C.
- 2006-2008 - President, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee
- 2009 - 2011 - Memberof Parliament – 15thLokSabha
- 2009 - 2011 - Minister of State for Power, Govt. of India
- 2011 - 2012 - Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India
- 2012 - 2014 - Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation(Independent Charge)
- Press Council of India.
- Committee on Commerce, Continue
- Joint Committee on Offices of Profit.
- Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
- Committee on Public Undertakings.
Other Important Position Held :
- Ex-President -RastriyaKelavaniMandal, Borsad.
- Ex-President - Gujarat State Basketball Association for 8 Years.
- Ex-President - Ahmedabad General Mazdoor Union (Gujarat).
- Ex-President -Gujarat Electricity Technical Employees Union.
- Ex-Vice President - All India Peace & Solidarity Organisaton.
Countries Visited :
- Attended WTO conferenceofParliamentarians at Brussels – 2004.
- Member, Indo-Japan delegation headed by Speaker of LokSabha to Japan – 2004.
- Lead Enenrgy/Power Sector delegation to South Korea in May – 2010
- Accompany H.E The President of India to the State Visit to UAE and Syriacs in November, 2010.
- Represented India at Nepal in SACOSASAN-55 (South Asian Conference on Sanitation) in October, 2013.
- Also visited Mexico, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland,Italy, Belgium, France, Canada, Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Arabic countries far east, Mauritius etc.
Sports & Hobbies :
- Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Football, Philosophy, Networks, Reading and Traveling.
During the years of public life and having been head of many Prestigious Organization, also have organized Free Medical Camps, Employment Awareness Camp, A-forestation Drives, Environmental Protection & Awareness Drives, Permission of Educational institutions in Rural Areas, Use of Information & Technology for Modemisation, Relief work, Disaster Management, Consumer Protection Awareness Drives, Women Empowerment, Youth Awareness and Programs for uplifting poor, Downtrodden and Backward Class.