Nitinbhai Patel has been nominated as a BJP candidate for the Mehsana assembly seat. Patel was born on 22 June 1956. He serves as Deputy Chief Minister and cabinet minister for Health, Medical Education, Family Welfare, Road and Building, Capital Project. He was formerly Minister for Water Supply, Water Resources, (excluding Kalpsar Division), Urban Development and Urban Housing. He was elected to Gujarat Legislative Assembly from Mahesana in 2012. On August 5, 2016, Patel was appointed Deputy Chief Minister. He studied till the second year of B. Com. and dropped out.
Before entering politics, he worked in the cotton and oil industries. He got married to Sulochanaben Patel. He has two sons, Jaimin and Sunny. Nitinbhai Patel started his political career in the year 1977 when he became the Member of the Kadi Municipality. Since then he has remained busy serving people by living a public life.