Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vijay Rupani, Omar Abdullah Others Recall Ahmed Patel

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Senior Congress leader and the party’s top strategist Ahmed Patel died in a Gurugram hospital  due to multi-organ failure. He was suffering from complications related to COVID-19.

Patel (71), who was critical for a few days, was admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram on November 15 after he developed complications.

His son Faisal said he died at 3.30 am.

“With profound grief & sorrow, I regret to announce the sad and untimely demise of my father, Mr. Ahmed Patel at 25/11/2020, 03:30 AM. After testing positive for Covid-19 around a month back, his health worsened further due to multiple organ failures. May Allah grant him Jannatul firdaus, inshallah,” he said in a tweet.

He also urged all well-wishers to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations by avoiding mass gatherings.

“AP” to his friends and “Ahmed Bhai” to colleagues, Patel was one of the closest aides of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her political secretary for a long time.

Political leaders across party lines remembered Patel for his contribution

Vijay Rupani, Gujarat Chief Minister
In a tweet said he was saddened by the demise of the senior Congress leader. “His role in strengthening the Congress party and his social work will always be remembered. I pray to God to give peace to his soul and strength to his family members to endure this suffering,”

Uddhav Thackeray , Maharashtra Chief Minister
“The Congress party has lost its Chanakya in Patel’s demise, while the MVA government has lost a guiding light.” “I got help from his experience and guidance when the MVA government was formed.”

Sharad Pawar, NCP president

Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Chief Minister

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change; Information & Broadcasting

Omar Abdullah, Former Jammu And Kashmir Chief Minister

Sachin Pilot, Congress Leader

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP

Priyanka Chaturvedi , Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister

Kapil Sibal, Congress Leader

Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister

Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Chief Minister

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary

Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress Chief Spokesman, Media Cell Chief

Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister West Bengal

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister Odisha

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress Leader

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