Ahmed Patel, most important man in Congress after Sonia and Rahul, irreplaceable for party-
The 71-year-old veteran is known to be Congress’ backroom poll strategist, consensus builder and troubleshooter. Party leaders say his political sharpness is rare.
Veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel dies in the early hours of Wednesday, a little over a month after testing positive for Covid-19.
Battling in the ICU of Gurugram’s Medanta hospital-
The 71-year-old battling in the ICU of Gurugram’s Medanta hospital, where he is admit last week after his health deteriorate significantly.
Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi-
In a statement expressing grief on his birth, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi says she is lost an irreplaceable companion a faithful colleague, and a friend”. Patel has earlier serve as Gandhi’s political secretary.
Chief strategist, election master-
Born in Gujarat’s Bharuch, Patel began his career by contesting the area’s local body elections in 1976. From then, it was a steady rise for the politician who went on to become a three-time Lok Sabha MP and a five-time Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat.
In 1985, then PM Rajiv Gandhi chose Patel to serve as the party’s parliamentary secretary covet role.
Defeating BJP’s efforts-
His 2017 feat of reserving his Rajya Sabha seat defeating BJP’s efforts, after a thrilling contest played out in the House, continues to be cited as an example of Patel’s political astuteness, quick-thinking and grit.
Ahmedbhai Mohammedbhai Patel, better known as Ahmed Patel was an Indian politician and Member of Parliament from the Indian National Congress. He was the political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Died- 25 November 2020, Medanta -The Medicity, Gurugram Trending
Born- 21 August 1949, Gujarat
Spouse- Memoona Ahmed (m. 1976)
Party- Indian National Congress
Children- Faisal Patel, Mumtaz Patel
Parents- Mohammed Ishakji Patel, Hawaben Mohammedbhai
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