He was inducted into Modi's cabinet as MoS (independent charge) of ministry of AYUSH
MoS in the Ministry of Defense.
He contested and won 2019 Lok Sabha polls from North Goa against INC candidate Girish Raya by a margin of over 1,00000 votes.
9 Nov. 2014 - 5 July 2016:He was the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH);
Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
May, 2014: He was Re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)
In 2014 Lokh Sabha Election, he defeated Ravi Naik of National Congress party by 105,599 votes, which is very high for a small state of Goa.
27 May 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014: He was the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Culture; and Ministry of Tourism.
2012-13:He was a Member, Public Accounts Committee
He was Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
He defeated Jitendra Raghuraj Deshprabhu of National Congress party by 6,353 votes.
31 Aug. 2009: Member, Standing Committee on Energy
7 Oct. 2009: Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Urban Poverty Alleviation
7 Aug. 2007:He was a Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
He was Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 2nd term)
He defeated D'Souza Wilfred of National Congress party by 56,213 votes.
Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
Member, Standing Committee on Urban Development
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
24 May 2003 - 8 Sept. 2003:He was the Union Minister of State, Road Transport & Highways
8 Sep. 2003 - 22 May 2004: Union Minister of State, Finance
2002-2003: He was the Union Minister of State, Civil Aviation
2 Nov. 2001 - 14 May 2002: He was the Union Minister of State, Shipping
30 Sep. 2000 - 2 Nov. 2001:He was the Union Minister of State, Agriculture
1999: He was Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999-Sep. 2000:He was a Member, Standing Committee on Transport and Tourism
Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development
1995-96:He was the Leader, B.J.P. Legislature Party
Member, Committee on Delegated Legislation, Goa Legislative Assembly
1990-95:He was the President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Goa
1994-99: He was a Member, Goa Legislative Assembly
Member, Public Accounts Committee, Goa Legislative Assembly
1988-90:He was the General Secretary, B.J.P. Goa Pradesh
1988: He was a Member, National Executive, B.J.P.
1984-93: He was the Sarpanch (Head), Durbhat Village Panchayat (two terms)