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Nitin Patel Biography

Nitin Patel

Full NameNitin Patel
Place of BirthVisnagar
Political PartyBhartiya Janata Party
Father's NameRatilal Patel
Mother's NameNA
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSulochanaben Patel
ChildrenJaimin Patel ,Sunny Patel
Position heldDeputy Chief Minister of Gujarat (7 August 2016)

About Nitin Patel

Nitinbhai Patel is an Indian politician who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the incumbent Cabinet Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education, Road and Building as well as Capital Project in the state government of Gujarat. He has also been appointed as the deputy chief minister of Gujarat.

Personal Background

Nitinbhai Patel was born on 22 June, 1956 in Manipur village in Mehsana district of Gujarat. He did his schooling from Sarva Vishwavidyalaya of Kadi in Mehsana district and completed his second year of B.Com from Gujarat University. He is married to Sulochanaben Patel and the couple have two children Jaimin and Sunny Patel.

Professional Career

Nitin Patel began his political career as member of the Municipality of his native Kadi in Mehsana district and went on to become its president. He was first elected as MLA to the eighth legislative assembly of Gujarat in 1990 and has been a cabinet minister in the BJP government since 1995.

Having headed ministries of health, roads and building, urban development, agriculture, irrigation, revenue and finance, Patel comes with a lot of experience. He currently represents Mehsana constituency, a BJP stronghold, in the Gujarat state legislative assembly. He has also led a high level committee of ministers to discuss the issues of the protesting Patidars when the Patidar quota agitation was on the rise.

Hailing from the influential Patidar community, Nitin Patel also happens to be a businessman who owns oil and cotton ginning industries in Kadi taluka.

Achievements & Controversies

Nitin Patel has not been on the national spotlight very often. He came in the news when he called the terror attack at Pathankot airbase a "small incident". The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party slammed him for his comments but Patel denied making any such statements.

Last Updated on July 08, 2020