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Two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat fell vacant late last year, following the deaths of Ahmed Patel and Abhay Bhardwaj (BJP). One Rajya Sabha seat in Assam fell vacant after lone Bodo People's Front MP Biswajit Daimary resigned from the upper house in November last year.(PTI File)

EC says Rajya Sabha bypolls in Gujarat, Assam to be held on March 1

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 09:14 PM IST
The notification for the bypolls will be issued on February 11 and the election would be held on March 1.
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Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel died on November 25, 2020 due to multiple organ failure at Medanta Hospital at Gurugram. He was suffering from complications due to Covid-19. He was 71.
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel died on November 25, 2020 due to multiple organ failure at Medanta Hospital at Gurugram. He was suffering from complications due to Covid-19. He was 71.

Won't be joining active politics, announces Ahmed Patel's son Faisal

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 10:30 AM IST
Faisal, who is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and the Doon School, is an entrepreneur with a focus on big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things and Blockchain.
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Cong names Pawan Bansal as interim treasurer after Ahmed Patel’s death

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:49 AM IST
According to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms earlier this year, the Congress reported Rs 918 crore of income in 2018-19, which is 361% more than its income in the previous financial year.
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Though he was low-key and non-charismatic, his great political gift was in building connections. He was skilled enough for you to believe that the conversation with you was individual and personal, not just generic and political(PTI)
Though he was low-key and non-charismatic, his great political gift was in building connections. He was skilled enough for you to believe that the conversation with you was individual and personal, not just generic and political(PTI)

Why Ahmed Patel mattered in Indian politics

UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:51 PM IST
With his pragmatism, openness, rigorous work ethic, and absolute commitment to the Congress and Sonia Gandhi, he emerged as a pillar of the party
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached Bharuch in Gujarat to attend the last rites of Ahmed Patel.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached Bharuch in Gujarat to attend the last rites of Ahmed Patel.(PTI)

Rahul Gandhi reaches Bharuch to attend Ahmed Patel’s last rites

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Bharuch, Gujarat
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:35 AM IST
The mortal remains of Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, who died following Covid-19 complications at the age of 71, was on Wednesday night brought to his native place in Bharuch where his last rites would be performed.
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ahmed Patel.(PTI File)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ahmed Patel.(PTI File)

Ahmed Patel, Congress’ crisis manager: Five instances of how he was a problem solver

By Sunetra Choudhury | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:21 AM IST
Patel had cordial ties with leaders from other parties; even younger leaders from the Congress found him approachable
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Senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Ahmed Patel: A low-profile troubleshooter and a high-power strategist

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:15 AM IST
The veteran Congress politician, a five-time member of the Rajya Sabha and two-time Lok Sabha member, had been admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) at Gurugram-based Medanta Hospital on November 15.
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Senior leader of the Indian National Congress party Ahmed Patel.(Hindustan Times)
Senior leader of the Indian National Congress party Ahmed Patel.(Hindustan Times)

The centrality of Ahmed Patel in Indian politics

By Prashant Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:21 AM IST
Ahmed Patel’s loss is the most significant setback to India’s Grand Old Party in recent times.
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Ahmed Patel(HT archive)
Ahmed Patel(HT archive)

Ahmed Patel to be laid to rest at native place in Gujarat

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel had wished to be buried besides his parents near his ancestral house in Piraman village of Bharuch, local Congress leader and Patel’s close aide Nazubhai Fadwala said
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In this file photo dated July 14, 2012, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi talks with Ahmed Patel as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on during the announcement of the name of Hamid Ansari as UPA's candidate for Vice President during a meeting in New Delhi.(PTI)
In this file photo dated July 14, 2012, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi talks with Ahmed Patel as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on during the announcement of the name of Hamid Ansari as UPA's candidate for Vice President during a meeting in New Delhi.(PTI)

Ahmed Patel’s demise irreparable loss to party: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Patel, who was critical since the last few days, was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on November 15 after he developed complications.
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Ahmed Patel.(PTI File)
Ahmed Patel.(PTI File)

The centrality of Ahmed Patel in Indian politics

By Prashant Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:03 PM IST
If there was one Congress leader who had an almost instinctive understanding of how to manage these various sources and sites of power, it was Ahmed Patel
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Ahmed Patel.(HT Archive)
Ahmed Patel.(HT Archive)

Ahmed Patel: Congress’ indispensable man, an emissary and an archetypal party person

By Vinod Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:44 PM IST
A three-term Lok Sabha and five-time Rajya Sabha member, Patel never held a ministerial office. He was an archetypal party person, an apparatchik whose membership of the Congress’s core group fetched him a slot on the high table
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Congress party president Sonia Gandhi said that Ahmed Patel was a colleague whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress party.(PTI File Photo)
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi said that Ahmed Patel was a colleague whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress party.(PTI File Photo)

Great friend, irreplaceable comrade: Congress leaders remember Ahmed Patel

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:49 PM IST
“In the shocking demise of Shri. Ahmed Patel ji, the Congress Party has lost one of its strongest pillars & the nation has lost a deeply dedicated leader. With a heavy heart we pay our profound condolences to his family & his followers at this time of grief,” the Congress party tweeted.
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Ahmed Patel.(PTI)
Ahmed Patel.(PTI)

Ahmed Patel played a significant role in formation of MVA govt: Uddhav Thackeray

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 12:15 PM IST
Patel was part of party top brass that was deliberating the issue of supporting the Shiv-Sena led government in Maharashtra
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Congress leader Ahmed Patel is seen in this file photo in New Delhi. Patel, who was in a hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) last month, died on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Ahmed Patel is seen in this file photo in New Delhi. Patel, who was in a hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) last month, died on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Had friends across parties: Leaders mourn Ahmed Patel’s death

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 08:48 AM IST
Ahmed Patel died on after multi-organ failure at a hospital in Gurugram where he was undergoing treatment after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). He was 71.
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Tamil Nadu, Nov 24 (ANI): High waves hit the coast of the Bay of Bengal ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Tamil Nadu, Nov 24 (ANI): High waves hit the coast of the Bay of Bengal ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Heavy rains in Chennai ahead of Cyclone Nivar’s landfall and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel seen speaking to each other at a rally in Rajkot in this file picture.(PTI File)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel seen speaking to each other at a rally in Rajkot in this file picture.(PTI File)

‘Lost an irreplaceable comrade, faithful colleague’: Congress president Sonia Gandhi condoles Ahmed Patel’s death

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:50 AM IST
‘Lost an irreplaceable comrade, faithful colleague’: Congress president Sonia Gandhi condoles Ahmed Patel’s death
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In this file picture from 2019, Congress leader Ahmed Patel flanked by KC Venugopal Rao and Mallikarjun Kharge (R) addresses a press conference, in Mumbai.(PTI)
In this file picture from 2019, Congress leader Ahmed Patel flanked by KC Venugopal Rao and Mallikarjun Kharge (R) addresses a press conference, in Mumbai.(PTI)

Ahmed Patel: Congress’ chief trouble shooter and master strategist is no more

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Ahmed Patel had been the chief crisis manager, the key trouble shooter, the go-to man in emergency situations and a master strategist for the Congress for decades.
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Congress MP Ahmed Patel (File Photo/HT)(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Congress MP Ahmed Patel (File Photo/HT)(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

‘Pillar of Congress party’: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra condole Ahmed Patel’s death

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:42 AM IST
The 71-year-old senior party leader breathed his last in the early hours of Wednesday due to post Covid-19 complications. Patel had on October 1 announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
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Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel speaks to the media after a meeting of AICC general secretaries at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel speaks to the media after a meeting of AICC general secretaries at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

His role in strengthening Congress will be remembered: PM Modi condoles Ahmed Patel’s death

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:42 AM IST
His role in strengthening Congress will be remembered: PM Modi condoles Ahmed Patel’s death
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Ahmed Patel (File photo)(PTI)
Ahmed Patel (File photo)(PTI)

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away due to Covid-19 complications

By hindustantantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:42 AM IST
71-year-old Ahmed Patel was undergoing treatment for coronavirus after testing positive last month. In a tweet on October 1, he had requested those who had come in contact with him to self-isolate
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Congress leader Ahmed Patel.(PTI)
Congress leader Ahmed Patel.(PTI)

Covid-19 positive Ahmed Patel’s ‘heath stable now,’ says family

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Gurugram
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Several leaders, including Congress’s Rahul Gandhi, have extended their wishes for Patel’s well-being.
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In this Dec. 31, 2003, file photo Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Lok Jan Shakti Party President Ram Vilas Paswan at Paswan's residence in New Delhi. Paswan passed away on Thursday evening, Oct. 8, 2020.(PTI)
In this Dec. 31, 2003, file photo Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Lok Jan Shakti Party President Ram Vilas Paswan at Paswan's residence in New Delhi. Paswan passed away on Thursday evening, Oct. 8, 2020.(PTI)

‘Poor, Dalit have lost a strong voice’: Congress leaders condole death of Ram Vilas Paswan

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 10:37 PM IST
“The news of untimely demise of Ram Vilas Paswan ji is tragic. The poor and Dalit have lost a strong political voice today. My condolences to his family,” Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot .(HT photo)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot .(HT photo)

Gehlot welcomes Maken’s appointment as Congress’ Rajasthan in-charge

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:56 AM IST
Senior party leader Ahmed Patel, general secretary in-charge for Rajasthan Ajay Maken and general secretary organisation KC Venugopal have been made members of the panel.
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“They should at least take Opposition into confidence. If something has happened then what is there to be ashamed of? It happened earlier too. The action should be taken diplomatically, economically and they should be pushed back if they entered into this side,” he added.(ANI Twitter)
“They should at least take Opposition into confidence. If something has happened then what is there to be ashamed of? It happened earlier too. The action should be taken diplomatically, economically and they should be pushed back if they entered into this side,” he added.(ANI Twitter)

Defence minister contradicted PM Modi on Ladakh stand-off, says Ahmed Patel

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 03:13 PM IST
“Merely saying it is not enough. If they gave a response we are happy. We must believe what PM says but he and his government know the reality. The reality is not good. If they (Chinese soldiers) entered into our territory -Defence Minister said something and PM said something else,” the Congress leader said while speaking to ANI.
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Team Sachin Pilot argues that the issuance of disqualification notices by the speaker is a violation of their freedom of speech. (Twitter @SachinPilot)
Team Sachin Pilot argues that the issuance of disqualification notices by the speaker is a violation of their freedom of speech. (Twitter @SachinPilot)

‘Dissent or defiance’: A ‘curious’ Ahmed Patel asks, throws in a scenario

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 01:07 AM IST
The Rajasthan High Court ordered maintaining status quo on disqualification notices issued by the assembly speaker to 19 dissident Congress MLAs, including Sachin Pilot.
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Congress leader Ahmed Patel is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money-laundering case.(PTI File Photo)
Congress leader Ahmed Patel is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money-laundering case.(PTI File Photo)

ED questions Congress leader Ahmed Patel for 4th time in PMLA case

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Ahmed Patel (70) was last questioned in connection with the case on July 2 for about 10 hours. He had told reporters that the ED investigators had posed 128 questions to him over three sessions.
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Congress leader Ahmed Patel after casting vote for the Rajya Sabha election at the Secretariat in Gandhinagar last month.(PTI File Photo)
Congress leader Ahmed Patel after casting vote for the Rajya Sabha election at the Secretariat in Gandhinagar last month.(PTI File Photo)

Sandesara scam: ED officials at Ahmed Patel’s house for third round of questioning

By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 12:18 PM IST
Ahmed Patel has earlier served as the political secretary to UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi and was considered one of the most powerful persons in the party.
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Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials arrive at Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel’s residence in connection with a money laundering case involving Sterling Biotech Ltd., in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials arrive at Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel’s residence in connection with a money laundering case involving Sterling Biotech Ltd., in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Grilled by ED for 8 hours, Ahmed Patel sees a link to India-China standoff at LAC

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The ED team, which arrived at Patel’s 23, Mother Crescent bungalow at around 12 noon, spent the next eight hours questioning him in this case.
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It is alleged that Sterling Biotech took loans of over Rs 5,000 crore from a consortium led by Andhra Bank, which had turned into non-performing assets. The total volume of the alleged loan defraud is pegged at Rs 8,100 crore.(HT Photo)
It is alleged that Sterling Biotech took loans of over Rs 5,000 crore from a consortium led by Andhra Bank, which had turned into non-performing assets. The total volume of the alleged loan defraud is pegged at Rs 8,100 crore.(HT Photo)

ED team at Ahmed Patel’s house in connection with money laundering case

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 12:44 PM IST
The agency had gone to Patel’s house to record his statement in the case. He was earlier summoned for questioning but he had said he can’t come due to Covid-19 guidelines as he is a senior citizen.
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