|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
Patel began his political career with the Shetkari Sanathana and was affiliated with the Nationalist Congress Party. Later, during 2001, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and the leader at the time, Gopinath Munde, due to differences with Sharad Joshi. Later he was selected as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council for Latur.
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