Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly (MLA) Patan

Name: Ranchhodbhai Mahijibhai Desai
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: 18, Patan
District: Patan

Born: 20th June 1958, Amdavad.

Education: B.A., LL.B.

Spouse and Children: Smt. Shantabahen, two sons.

Occupation: Trading.

Parliamentary Career:

  1. Member, Tenth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1998-2002.
  2. Minister of State, Panchayats Department (Independent Charge), Govt. of Gujarat, 2001-02. 


  • President, Akhil Gujarat Manav Seva Trust.
  • Convener, Gujarat Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party Maldhari Cell, 1992-95.
  • Member of Executive Committee, Gujarat Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • Active in Akhil Gujarat Maldhari Sangathan and Member, Akhil Bharatiya Pashupalak Sangathan.
  • General Secretary, Navgujarat Law College, 1982-83, and 1983-84.
  • Senate Member, Law Branch, Gujarat University, 1984-85.
  • Secretary, City Youth Front, Bharatiya Janata Party, Karnavati. Pradesh Secretary, Youth Front, Gujarat Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • Secretary, Kanavati City Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • Chairman, Gujarat Gopalak Vikas Board, Gandhinagar, 1996.
  • Secretary, Gujarat Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party, 2003-10, during which he has served as Sangathan Incharge of six Districts of Saurashtra Region.
  • Has been providing services as Trustee of the four reputed educational institutions.

Hobby: Sports, reading novels and historical, philosophical and religious books, religious and educational activities.

Permanent Address: 17, Drive-in Tenement,Opposite Goyal Row Houses,Drive-in-Road, Thaltej,Amdavad – 380 054.
Tel. No.: (079) 2747 4344