Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Congress President Sonia Gandhi and leaders across the political spectrum to pay tributes to the eight term Parliamentarian Ahmed Patel who succumbed to Covid-19 earlier this morning.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi mourned the demise of her political advisor, Ahmed Patel who succumbed to Covid-19 earlier this morning.
In her condolence message, Sonia Gandhi wrote: "In Ahmed Patel, I have lost a colleague whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress party. His faithfulness and dedication, his commitment to duty, his always being there to help, his generosity were rare qualities that distinguished him from others. I have lost an irreplaceable comrade, a faithful colleague and a friend. I mourn his passing and I feel deeply for his bereaved family to whom I offer my sincere feelings of empathy and support."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and leaders across the political spectrum also paid tributes to the eight term Parliamentarian.
Saddened by the demise of Ahmed Patel Ji. He spent years in public life, serving society. Known for his sharp mind, his role in strengthening the Congress Party would always be remembered. Spoke to his son Faisal and expressed condolences. May Ahmed Bhai’s soul rest in peace.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 25, 2020
It is a sad day. Shri Ahmed Patel was 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 (@RahulGandhi) November 25, 2020
We will miss him. My love and condolences to Faisal, Mumtaz & the family. pic.twitter.com/sZaOXOIMEX
#Covid has been victorious qua two young #congressmen who were cong secretaries around same time &came to #rajivgandhi notice & later his inner circle in the 80s : #TarunGogoi & #AhmedPatel COVID is claiming precious lives right, left ¢re. Initial vigilance is paramount— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) November 25, 2020
Deeply saddened to know about the demise of veteren congress leader Shri Ahmed Patel. His contribution to @INCIndia will always be remembered.— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) November 25, 2020
My sincere condolences to members of his family.
My deepest condolences to Ahmedji’s whole family, especially Mumtaz and @mfaisalpatel.— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) November 25, 2020
Your father’s service and commitment to our party was immeasurable. We will all miss him immensely. May his courage pass on to you and give you strength to face this tragedy. pic.twitter.com/M5x66zC3Sm
Saddened by the demise of senior Congress Leader and MP, Shri Ahmed Patel ji. He was a seasoned leader, who made remarkable contribution to his party and public life.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 25, 2020
Ahmed Bhai had friends across party lines. My thoughts are with his family and well-wishers in this sad hour.
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Last Updated Nov 25, 2020, 8:42 AM IST