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Keshubhai Patel is an Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Gujarat state of India in 1995 and from 1998 to 2001. He has been member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly six times. He was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party from the 1980s. He subsequently left the BJP in 2012 and formed the Gujarat Parivartan Party. He was elected from Visavadar in the 2012 assembly election but later resigned in 2014 due to ill health.

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10th Chief Minister of Gujarat
In office
14 March 1995 – 21 October 1995
Preceded by Chhabildas Mehta
Succeeded by Suresh Mehta
Constituency Visavadar
In office
4 March 1998 – 6 October 2001
Preceded by Dilip Parikh
Succeeded by Narendra Modi
Personal details
Born (1928-07-24) 24 July 1928 (age 88)
Visavadar
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Gujarat Parivartan Party
Spouse(s) Leela Patel
Children Five sons, one daughter
Religion Hinduism
As of 17 February, 2014

Keshubhai Patel (born 24 July 1928) is an Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Gujarat state of India in 1995 and from 1998 to 2001. He has been member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly six times. He was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the 1980s. He subsequently left the BJP in 2012 and formed the Gujarat Parivartan Party. He was elected from Visavadar in the 2012 assembly election but later resigned in 2014 due to ill health.