||Member-Karnataka Legislative Assembly (7 times)
||Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
||Minister for Public Works and Irrigation, Government of Karnataka
||Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
||Member-Committee on Commerce, Member-Joint Parliamentary Committee on Fertilizers, Member-Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
||President, Janata Dal, Karnataka
||Chief Minister of Karnataka
|Jun, 1996-April, 1997
||Prime Minister of India and also in charge of Ministries/Departments of Petroleum and Chemicals, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy, Home Affairs, Agriculture, Food Processing Industries, Urban Affairs and Employment and Non-conventional Energy Sources.
||Member, Rajya Sabha
|Nov. 1996 – Apr. 1997
||Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
||Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term), National President, Janata Dal (S)
||Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha in a by-election (3rd term)
||Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)
||Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
||Member, Committee on Defence
||Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (6th term)
||Member, Standing Committee on Defence.
Participated in the freedom struggle as a student leader; Member, Indian National Congress, 1952-62; imprisoned under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during Emergency 1976; Member, (i) Taluk Development Board; and (ii) Co-operative Societies. Special Interests : Agriculture and horticulture
Favourite Pastimes and Recreation: Reading
Countries Visited : Widely travelled; as Minister, Chief Minister, Prime Minister and as a Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegations, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, London.