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Virji Thummar said Patel would be made the chief minister, with the Congress' support, if he came with the required number of BJP MLAs.
Lalji Patel is the convener of the Sardar Patel Group (SPG) which had launched the Patidar quota agitation along with Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti.
Patel was on Friday conspicuous by his absence in his office even as all the newly-appointed Cabinet colleagues took charge of their respective ministries.
Patel said any reservation over and above the existing 49 per cent limit is not possible to implement.