The present Governor of Jharkhand, Ramesh Bais is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Raipur constituency of Chhattisgarh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Bais was elected to Municipal Corporation of Raipur in 1978 and was also a member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1980 to 1984. He was elected to 9th Lok Sabha from Raipur, Madhya Pradesh in 1989 and was re-elected to 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th,15th and 16th Lok Sabha. He also served as a Union minister in the Government of India.