Patel, 59, edged out several top party leaders from the chief minister race.
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He will now lead the BJP into the crucial assembly polls scheduled in December 2022.
Union home minister Amit Shah was among the other prominent leaders present in the ceremony.
Chief ministers of BJP-ruled states — Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Goa CM Pramod Sawant were present in the ceremony.