Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XI LOK SABHA
GADHAVI, SHRI B.K. CONGRESS (I)- BANASKANTHA (GUJARAT)
Father's Name : Shri Khetdanji Pratapsinhji Gadhvi Date of Birth : 5 April 1937 Place of Birth : Peshva in Distt. Sirohi (Rajasthan) Marital Status : Married in 1955 Spouse's Name : Smt. Mohinidevi Gadhvi Children : Two sons and one daughter Educational Qualifications :
B.A., LL.B. Educated at M.N. College, Visnagar and Sir L.A. Shah Law College, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Profession :
Lawyer, Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker Permanent Address :
(i) Sukhbaug, Palanpur-385001 Tel. (02742) 57370 (ii) Bajothia Farm, P.O. Malan, Distt. Banaskantha-385112 Tel. (02742) 85024 Positions Held :
1971-72 Secretary, D.C.C., Banaskantha 1972 onwards Member, A.I.C.C. (I) 1972-84 President, D.C.C. (I), Banaskantha 1980 Elected to Lok Sabha (Seventh) 1985 Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Eighth) 1985-86 Chairman, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Estimates Committee May 1986-Dec. 1989 Union Minister of State, Finance (Department of Expenditure) 1996 Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) for the third time 1996-97 Chairman, Standing Committee on Defence Special Interests :
Rural Development, upliftment of the poor and service to the needy Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
Reading and music Sports and Clubs :
Horse riding Countries Visited :
Kenya and Vietnam; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held at Nairobi, 1983
Other Information :
Director (i) Gujarat State Land Development Bank, 1972-77; and (ii) Gujarat Agriculture University, 1983 onwards; President, Jagurati Educational Trust, 1983 onwards; Member, National Council of Technical Education, 1980-84
Election Result :
Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency Total electorate 10,85,314 Total votes polled 4,82,669 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates : (1) Shri B.K. Gadhvi (I.N.C.) 2,11,624 (2) Shri Harisinhji Pratapsinhji Chavada (B.J.P.) 1,99,664 (3) Shri Kesaji Shivaji Chauhan [A.I.I.C. (T)] 48,859 (4) Shri Vinodbhai Dolatbhai Parmar (Ind.) 2,553