Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, breathed his last after multi-organ failure in the wee hours of November 25 (Wednesday), his son Faisal confirmed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to Ahmed Patel and tweeted-"Saddened by 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 the condolences.
May Ahmed Bhai's soul rest in peace."Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra expressed grief over the demise of Ahmed Patel and tweeted, "His passing away leaves an immense void."Rahul Gandhi also expressed condolences over the passing away of senior party leader Ahmed Patel and tweeted, "He was a tremendous asset." He was 71-year-old.
Patel, was also the Treasurer of the Indian National Congress, had tested positive for the COVID-19 on October 01 and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on November 15.
On October 1, Patel, while disclosing that he was tested positive for the COVID-19, had urged all those who came in contact with him in past few days to undergo self-isolation.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi paid tribute on death of Ahmed Patel and said, "In Shri Ahmed Patel, I have lost a colleague, whose entire life was dedicated to Congress.
I have lost an irreplaceable comrade, a faithful colleague and a friend.
Feel deeply for his bereaved family to whom I offer my sincere feelings of empathy and support."
President Ram Nath Kovind on January 26 hosted 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Republic Day. In view of the pandemic, the guests are trimmed amid the need to maintain social distancing norms. The 'At Home' reception was attended by Vice President V Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh among other dignitaries. Chiefs of armed forces were also present at the reception.
Tripura's Arshiya Das, a ten-year-old girl chess genius, was awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar on January 25. Arshiya attended the PM's video conference along with her parents from the conference hall of the office of District Magistrate west Tripura district. Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually interacted with 32 winners from across the country via video conference. Dr. Shailesh Kumar Yadav, District Magistrate of west Tripura district felicitated Arshiya and expressed that it is a great honour for the state of Tripura. Arshiya is the first player from the northeast states to win a gold medal at the Asian School Chess Tournament 2019.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived at Kozhikode airport in Kerala on January 27. The former party chief inaugurated a building of Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Wandoor town on January 27. He is on a two-day visit to Wayanad. Rahul Gandhi is the Member of Parliament from Wayanad.
Rahul Gandhi alleged prior information on Balakot air strike was leaked to a journalist. The Congress leader accused Prime Minister Modi of ‘leaking information’. Rahul was speaking to media in Karur on the 3rd day of his three-day visit to Tamil Nadu. “If the information was available to a journalist, if it was on WhatsApp, I'm sure the enemy forces can also have access. I'm asking a very simple question, why is it that there is no inquiry on this?" Gandhi said responding to a question. “Only these five people knew. Somebody out of these five people had told the journalist. If it is not the Prime Minister, why has he not ordered an inquiry and said that treason has taken place? Somebody out of these five people has put the nation and Indian Air Force at risk. I want to find out who it is. Why has he (Prime Minister) not done that? The only reason he has not done that is because he is involved in this type of leaking of information," he said. Watch the full video for more.
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After spending four years in jail in connection with disproportionate assets case, former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala has been released from the Central Prison, Bengaluru on January 27. Sasikala has been officially released as on 11 am today. She was shifted to Victoria Hospital on January 21 and was tested positive for COVID-19. As per protocol, she will be discharged on 10th day if she is asymptomatic and free of oxygen support for at least 3 days, said Bangalore Medical College. However, Sasikala will remain in the hospital as she is being treated for the COVID-19 infection. Sasikala's advocate, Raja Senthoor Pandian informed, "All formalities have been completed. She is set free from all legal formalities. She will remain at the hospital as per medical advice."
Gurugram ACP (Crime), Preet Pal Singh informed that strict action to be taken against those found driving on the wrong side of the road. "Challan will be issued and driving licence will be suspended, if the offence is repeated, the licence will be terminated," said Preet Pal Singh.
Ahead of Republic Day parade, Central Reserve Police Force and ITBP jawans carried out rehearsals in parts of country. ITBP jawans carried out their daily rehearsals at the Rajpath on January 16. Similarly, CRPF and ITBP jawans did a joint band rehearsal in Gurugram for 26th January celebrations. The numbers of jawans in the parade have been reduced this year in wake of COVID-19. India will celebrate 72nd Republic Day on January 26. On this day, Indian Constitution came into effect in 1950.
Parts of national capital and Haryana's Gurugram received hailstorm and rain on January 06. However, the continuous rainfall in Delhi kept the minimum temperature at tolerable level of around 12 Degree Celsius. Water logging was also reported in some places due to the continuous downpour. According to IMD, thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of many places in Delhi and surrounding region. IMD predicted maximum temperature for the day at around 22 Degree Celsius.
After heavy rainfall in Haryana's Gurugram on January 03, water-logging was observed in some parts of the city. Pataudi road and some areas of Sector 10 received heavy rainfall on Sunday. IMD had also predicted wet spell over Northwest and adjoining Central India during Jan 03 to Jan 06, 2021 and abatement of cold wave and cold day conditions in Northwest India from January 03.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held a roadshow in Tamil Nadu's Dindigul on January 25. Today was the last day of Congress leader's three-day visit to the western belt in Tamil Nadu. He interacted with farmers, weavers, and the general public during his visit. Assembly elections are due in Tamil Nadu in April-May 2021.
Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi slammed Congress over Rahul Gandhi and Priyank Gandhi's massive protest over farm laws. He did it because of Rahul Gandhi's political 'parpanch'. Congress workers on January 15 protested against Centre government as part of the party's nationwide agitation to express solidarity with the ongoing farmers' protest against the three new farm laws. The workers marched towards the Punjab Raj Bhawan for the gherao but were stopped by the police.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, led the protest to show solidarity with the farmers' agitation against the farm laws by gheraoing the Raj Niwas in the capital. They also met Congress party Member of Parliaments who were protesting against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar. Bhupinder Singh Mann, National President of Bharatiya Kisan Union recused himself from a four-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court on the farm laws. Speaking on the matter, Rahul Gandhi said, "Have you ever heard about the word Maya? Everything is Maya, media-created Maya and this myth will soon end. Just wait and watch what will happen the day this Maya will end." Congress Party held protests across the country demanding a repeal of the farm laws brought by the Central government, against which farmer organisations have been protesting at the various borders of Delhi for 50 days now. Watch the full video for more details.
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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met party MPs, who are protesting against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar on January 15. While speaking to mediapersons, Rahul said, "The three (farm) laws have been brought to finish the farmers. If we don't stop this now, it will continue to happen in other sectors too. Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not respect the farmers. The farmers will neither deter nor fear."
A new Congress president will be elected in June 2021, said party leader KC Venugopal after the CWC meeting. ‘The CWC discussed the schedule of Congress president's elections in May-end, proposed by its election authority. All CWC members unanimously requested Congress president that the internal elections should not interfere with the assembly elections,’ KC Venugopal said. Sonia Gandhi took over as the interim Congress president in August 2019 after Rahul Gandhi resigned in the wake of the party's Lok Sabha debacle in May 2019. This comes after demands from a section of the Congress leaders for having a full-time and active party president and an organisational overhaul. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel laid to rest in Gujarat's Bharuch on November 26. Former party present Rahul Gandhi, former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath along with other leaders was..
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached Gujarat's Bharuch to pay last respects to senior party leader Ahmed Patel on November 26. Patel breathed his last after multi-organ failure in the wee hours of Nov..
The mortal remains of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel were brought to Sardar Patel Hospital in his hometown of Bharuch in Gujarat on November 25. His last rites will likely be performed on November..