Sonia Gandhi with Ahmed Patel (File Photo)
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passed away early today. Patel counted among the leaders close to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. On Patel’s death, Sonia Gandhi said, “Patel was a comrade, loyal colleague and friend whom no one can replace.” His entire life dedicated to the Congress.
I have lost my friend: Sonia Gandhi
In a condolence message, Sonia Gandhi said, “I have lost an associate whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress Party because of Mr. Ahmed Patel’s departure. His loyalty and dedication, his commitment to his duty, his constant presence to help and his decency were some of the qualities that set him apart from others.
The Congress president said, “I have lost a comrade, a loyal colleague and a friend whom no one can replace.” I mourn his death and deepest condolences to his family. ‘
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed grief over the demise of Ahmed Patel, saying Patel was a pillar who stood with the party even in the most difficult times. Party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra expressed grief that Patel’s commitment and service to the Congress was unlimited.
Ahmed Patel was infected with covid-19:
Ahmed Patel was infected with Corona on October 1. He informed everyone about his own corona positive through tweet. He also appealed to those who came in contact to isolate themselves. After this, he continuously treated, but his condition did not improve much.
The demise of Ahmed Patel considered a major setback for the Congress. As he was among the trusted leaders of the Congress. He was considered very close to the Gandhi family. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi always consulted him on important issues. He was a master of politics and on the basis of this. He was a member of Parliament eight times. Ahmed Patel won the Lok Sabha elections thrice while he was a Rajya Sabha MP five times.
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