Party affiliation: Congress Party
Participated in Quit India Movement. Member, UP Legislative Assembly, 1962-1977. State Education Minister of UP, 1970.
State Health Minister of UP, 1971. President, Utttar Pradesh Congress Committee, 1971-1972. Chairman, Sampradayikta Virodhi Samiti.
Minister of Food and Civil Supplies for LSG, 1973-1975. Minister of Power and Labour for LSG, 1976-1977. Former Member, Indian delegation to International Labour Office, International Labour Organisation Conference in Geneva.
Member of Lok Sabha, since 1980. General Secretary, AICC, 1980-1985. Minister of State for Welfare, Government of India, 1985-1989.