Kicking off the party campaign in Mehsana, Patel, an archrival of Modi, said: "There is no need to change the chief minister every time."
Asked if he was an aspirant for the post, Patel said, "There is no question. The party high command has already projected Modi as the chief minister."
Referring to the recent terrorist attack on the Akshardham temple, Patel said his government would give a befitting reply to anti-national elements.
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