Vitthal Radadiya

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Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai Radadiya
Member of Parliament 15th Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byHarilal Madhavjibhai Patel
ConstituencyPorbandar, Gujarat[1]
Personal details
Born(1958-11-08)8 November 1958.[1]
Rajkot, Bombay State, India[1]
Died29 July 2019(2019-07-29) (aged 60)[2]
Ahmedabad, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party.[1]
Children2 sons.[1]
ResidenceRajkot & New Delhi.[1]
ProfessionSocial Worker & Politician.[1]
CommitteesCommittee on Agriculture (Member).[1]

Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai Radadiya (8 November 1958 – 29 July 2019) was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Porbandar constituency of Gujarat and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party political party.[1] He was a five time Member of the Legislative Assembly and twice Member of parliament, Lok Sabha.


Radadiya had a B.A. degree and worked as a Social worker and politician.[1] He ran a few schools through trusts. He was a BJP MLA who had joined Shankersinh Vaghela's Rashtriya Janata Party and afterward the Congress. In the early 1990s Radadiya joined the BJP, later he moved to the Congress Party. In 2013, he re-joined BJP.[3] He represented Dhoraji Assembly constituency five times.[4]

He was also director of IIFCO company and the chairman of the Rajkot district co-operative bank.[4]

Radadiya had sparked a controversy in October 2012 also after brandishing a gun at a toll booth employee after he asked for his identity card.[4][5]

Posts held[edit]

No. From To Position
1 1993 1997 MLA for BJP from Dhoraji, (9th assembly)[3]
2 1998 2002 MLA for Vaghela's Party from Dhoraji, (10th assembly)[3]
3 2002 2007 MLA for Congress from Dhoraji, (11th assembly)[3]
4 2007 2009 MLA for Congress from Dhoraji, (12th assembly)[3]
5 2009 2012 MP for Congress from Porbandar, 15th Lok Sabha[4]
6 2012 2013 MLA for Congress from Dhoraji, (13th assembly)[3]
7 2013 2014 MP for BJP from Porbandar (by-poll), 15th Lok Sabha[4]
8 2014 2019 MP for BJP from Porbandar, 16th Lok Sabha[4]

Radadiya won Lok Sabha seat for Congress in 2009, but gave up the seat after he became MLA for Congress from Dhoraji after 2012 assembly elections.[4] He resigned from Congress immediately after those elections and contested Lok Sabha by-poll of 2013 on BJP ticket and won.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Chetna Ben.[1] His son Jayesh Radadiya is also a politician and holds the portfolio for Gujarat Minister of Tourism and Aviation. Radadiya's son Kalpesh had died of cardiac arrest when in his 20s. In 2014, Radadiya married off Kalpesh's widow Manisha in her second marriage to Kalpesh's friend Hardik Chovatiya.[6]

Radadiya died on 29 July 2019 due to cancer.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Lok Sabha profile". Lok Sabha website. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  2. ^ PTI (29 July 2019). "Gujarat BJP stalwart Vitthal Radadiya dies at 61, PM Modi remembers powerful farmer leader". Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Former Gujarat MP Vitthal Radadiya dead". The Hindu. 29 July 2019. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Vitthal Radadiya, Former Gujarat Lawmaker, Dies At 61". Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  5. ^ "As MP, I deserve respect: Congress MP Vitthalbhai Radadiya who pulled gun at toll attendant". Archived from the original on 14 September 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Radadiya plays father to widowed daughter-in-law | Rajkot News - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2019.