Rivaba Jadeja is an Indian politician and wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja. Rivaba contested and won the Gujarat 2022 Assembly polls on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ticket from the Jamnagar North constituency. Aam Aadmi Party’s Karshanbhai Karmur, with 23 per cent votes, was her closest competitor, and Bipendrasinh Chatursinh Jadeja from Congress came third with 15.5 per cent votes.
Rivaba Ravindrasinh Jadeja is a Rajkot native. She studied mechanical engineering at the Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science in Gujarat’s Rajkot. She got married to Ravindra Jadeja in 2016.
She is related to Congress veteran Hari Singh Solanki. She has also served as the Rajput community organization, Karni Sena. She was chief of the women’s wing of Karni Sena. She formally joined the BJP in 2019 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and has been active in the Jamnagar-Saurashtra region.
She has been quite active in the Jamnagar-Saurashtra region as the politician has been traveling across villages in the region over the past few months to gain support for voters. Jamnagar is also the hometown of Ravindra Jadeja.
Earlier, her father-in-law had appealed to people to vote for the Congress in a video that went viral. Soon after her father-in-law’s video emerged, Rivaba Jadeja had brushed off speculation of a feud within the family and had said her husband backed her. Her sister-in-law Naynaba Jadeja, a Congress leader, also campaigned for her party candidate.
For the 2022 assembly elections, Rivaba replaced sitting BJP MLA Dharmendrasinh Jadeja. The BJP is all set for a massive victory, with a record seventh consecutive term in office. The BJP is ahead in 158 seats in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s homestead.