After the death of Ahmed Patel, a senior Congress leader and political advisor to Sonia Gandhi this morning, his body will now be brought to his birthplace in Pirmal village of Bharuch in Gujarat where he will be buried as per his wish.
Faizal, son of Ahmed Patel, who is called Chanakya of Congress, has spoken to the sarpanch of the village and asked him to start preparing the burial method. In fact, Congress veteran Patel’s last wish was that his crub should also be made nearby, where his Ammi Hawaben Patel and Abbu Mohammed Ishaqji Patel have theirs.
As soon as the news of the death came, the people of the village started digging the grave for burial near the tomb of their parents. After noon, they will be brought to Vadodara first by special aircraft and then from their village Pirmal.
Ahmed Patel, known as a Congress troubleshooter, worked as a political adviser to Sonia Gandhi for many years and he is included in the Chanakya of politics.
His relationship with the Gandhi family was from the time of Indira Gandhi. In 1977, when he was just 28 years old, he contested and won the Lok Sabha elections for the first time. Ahmed Patel’s stature in the Congress increased from 1980 to 1984, when Rajiv Gandhi took charge of the Congress after the assassination of Indira Gandhi. Ahmed Patel, who was very close to Rajiv Gandhi, also became the General Secretary of the Congress.
Ahmed Patel’s strategy and politics were seen when he was to contest from Gujarat for the Rajya Sabha in 2017, in which Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Balwant Singh Rajput from BJP from Congress were contesting. The BJP tried to break the Congress MLAs, while Ahmed Patel continued to stay in Ahmedabad to protect his MLAs.
Ahmed Patel, an expert in politics and strategy, won the Rajya Sabha elections with just one vote. It was believed that this election was the middle of political manipulation between Ahmed Patel and Amit Shah, in which Ahmed Patel finally won and reached the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.