Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Rathwa, Shri Naranbhai J.
Constituency   : Chhota Udaipur -ST (Gujarat)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Email Address : msrn[AT]rb[DOT]railnet[DOT]gov[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri Jemabhai B. Rathwa
Mother's Name Late Smt. Duliben J. Rathwa
Date of Birth 01 Jun 1953
Place of Birth Vill. Puniyawant, Distt. Vadodara (Gujarat)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 05 May 1976
Spouse's Name Smt. Manjulaben Naranbhai Rathwa
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 3
B.A., M.S.W.
Educated at S.N. College, Chhota Udaipur,Gujarat University,
Ahmedabad, and Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
Profession Agriculturist
Social Worker
Permanent Address
Narayankunj, Palace Road, P.O. Chhota Udaipur
Distt. Vadodara-391 165 (Gujarat)
(02669) 232260,233260,233460
Present Address
21, Balwant Rai Mehta Lane,
New Delhi-110 001
Tels. (011) 23070988, 9818838822, 9427033260 (M)
Positions Held
1988-89 Vice-President, Janata Dal, District Baroda (now Vadodara)
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1990-91 Member, Rules Committee
Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Textiles
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-94 Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
Member, Committee, Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies and Public Distribution
1991-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Telecom and Broadcasting
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs
2004 President, Vadodara District Congress Committee
Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Minister of State for Railways

Social And Cultural Activities
Organised co-operatives at Chhota Udaipur and Adivasi cultural Activities shows; actively working for people`s welfare and progress, especially of the downtrodden and weaker sections of society; associated with many Government organisations and NGOs for preservation and promotion of tribal cultural heritage; closely associated with constructive youth activities; associated with a number of educational institutions and Women`s organizations
Special Interests
Social Welfare activities for the poor masses and Adivasis
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Music, sports and games
Sports and Clubs
Good player of volleyball, kho-kho, kabaddi, and cricket, Organiser/Member, Volleyball and Cricket Club, Chhota Udaipur
Other Information
Chairman, Gujarat State Fisheries Co-operative Federation during 1989-90; Former Member , Senate, M.S. University, Vadodara; Assistant Manager, GTDC Gandhinagar; Director, (i) Vadodara District Industrial Bank; and (ii) Virendra Sinhji Education Trust, Chhota Udaipur; President, (i) Nav Srajan Kelvani Mandal, Chhota Udaipur; and (ii) Pragat Purushottam Kelvani Mandal Chhota Udaipur, Co-operative officer Taluk Panchayat, Gariyadhar for two years; Extension Officer, Taluk Panchayat, Chhota Udaipur for two years; An active member of Indian Natiional Congress and AICC; Working for the Congress ideology, such as communal harmony, eradication of untouchability, land development, prohibition, economic and social justice, etc; undertaken a number of developmental works in all the ten talukas of the Chhota Udaipur Parliamentary Constituency; in close contact with the people of the Constituency throughout the calendar year through public meetings, social and religious gatherings

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