Profile: Shivraj Patil
Profile: Shivraj Patilindia Updated: Jan 17, 2010 11:40 IST
* He has served the Manmohan Singh cabinet as the Union Minister of Home Affairs. (22 May 2004 – 30 November 2008)* He resigned from the post of Home Minister following widespread criticism raised after 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes.
* He has also served the Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi cabinets as the defence minister. (15 January 1980 – 2 December 1989)
* A member of the Rajya Sabha, Shivraj Vishwanath Patil had been the Speaker of the 11th Lok Sabha. (10 July 1991 – 22 May 1996)
* He was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for two terms during that time he held various important positions. (1972-1979)