Manhar Patel is the Congress candidate from Botad constituency. Manhar Patel is a rebel Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) member who defected to the Congress. He was Gujarat unit's spokesperson of the NCP. PAAS Botad members threatened to oppose Manhar Patel's nomination and to support the third front if the Congress doesn't drop him. Amid threats, Manhar Patel filed his nomination. He studied at Gujarat Agriculture University. Manhar Patel, CMD, Vasani Group, Ahmedabad.
He has 16 years of experience in various fields and as research project, Agriculture officer at Gujarat agriculture university. In 1995, he started Shri Taxashila Institute (www.taxashila.org) to awaken the nationality of the rural students. Also, he is President of Botad District Chamber of Commerce and Industries.