Ahmed Patel passes away

Ahmed Patel

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and party’s top strategist Ahmed Patel passed away in New Delhi early morning today.

The 71-yer-old was critical for a few days and was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. He had contracted Covid-19 and later developed complications.

He was one of the closest aides of party president Sonia Gandhi and was her political adviser. He had often steered the party out of difficult situations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi and Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, have expressed condolences over his demise.

 

NT Bureau