Congress party received a huge shock on Wednesday morning when senior leader Ahmed Patel breathed his last in the hospital. Ahmed Patel, 71, was coronated a month ago, after which he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Gurugram. In the early hours of his son Faisal Patel informed about the death, after which Congress leaders consoled the family in this hour of grief.
Former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal then reached the residence of Ahmed Patel in Delhi. His eyes were moist. The tongue was stuttering. He had lost his friend. Also, a leader was lost who, despite being on the screen, was always in the lead role.
Perhaps this was the reason that when tears came out from the eyes of Kapil Sibal, saddened by the death of Ahmed Patel, he also mentioned his role in the Congress party. Kapil Sibal said, ‘I don’t know what the Congress party will do without them because such people are born very rarely and will always be remembered.’
This statement of Kapil Sibal is enough to tell what was the place of Ahmed Patel in the Congress party. He was always known as the biggest troubleshooter of the Congress and the biggest advisor to Sonia Gandhi. From Indira Gandhi to Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Ahmed Patel has been in harmony with the three generations of the Gandhi family and has always been close to the Gandhi family. Always worked in the organization, never joined the government.
Kapil Sibal also said that when the Congress was in power, he did not ask for anything and when the party was out of power, he struggled to keep everyone together.
Ahmed Patel never lived in government, but it is said that it was only by his advice that important decisions were taken in the Congress governments. Ahmed Patel’s stature can also be gauged from the statements of Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. All three leaders have described the death of Ahmed Patel as their personal loss. In honor of Ahmed Patel, the Congress flag will remain half-tilted for three days.