Seasoned Congress chief Ahmed Patel was paid wealthy tributes by ex-party chief Rahul Gandhi this morning, hours after he died at a Gurgaon hospital. Sonia Gandhi’s prime aide – Ahmed Patel – was 71.
In his tweet, Mr Gandhi remembered the staunch Nehru-Gandhi household loyalist as “a pillar of the Congress party”. “He lived and breathed Congress and stood with the party through its most difficult times. He was a tremendous asset,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter.
It is a tragic day. Shri Ahmed Patel was a pillar of the Congress occasion. He lived and breathed Congress and stood with the occasion by its most troublesome instances. He was an incredible asset.
We will miss him. My love and condolences to Faisal, Mumtaz & the household. pic.twitter.com/sZaOXOIMEX
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 25, 2020
“We will miss him. My love and condolences to Faisal, Mumtaz & the family,” he added, and shared an image of his occasion colleague, who was additionally the occasion’s prime troubleshooter.