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MNS President Raj Thackeray pays homage to Late Ahmed Patel

Ahmed Patel passed away on Wednesday, November 25. He was 71 and over the last few days, he was undergoing treatment in Gurugram after being infected with COVID-19.

MNS President Raj Thackeray pays homage to Late Ahmed Patel

Senior Congress leader, Ahmed Patel, also fondly known as Chanakya by his colleagues in the political circle, passed away on Wednesday, (November 25, 2020) morning. He was 71 and over the last few days, he was undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram after being infected with coronavirus.

The news regarding his demise was shared by his son Faizal Patel who took to Twitter to inform everybody. Leaders across the country expressed their condolences after Patel's death.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray also paid homage to Patel on his Facebook page and wrote that Patel was an intelligent leader and had sound knowledge and experience in politics. He knew his work and like a game of chess, he used this extraordinary ability to win political battles, which he never used it for personal envy. Precisely why he had cordial relations with political leaders of several parties across India.

His post read, "He was an exceptionally astute and a sharp leader. These qualities helped him in upping his political grasp to the level of a chess play and he made sure his moves were matchless and he emerged victorious. But, his greatness lies in the fact, that he never used his sharp mind to settle personal grudges, in fact, he remained above all this and only focussed on the betterment of his party. This made him stand out, across party lines as an amicable leader and he valued his relationships with all. 

Over the years, the relationships that he forged even those beyond the political sphere; he valued each one of them and stood by his friends in good and bad times. I have fond memories of our relationship and I will always cherish that. 
His political career spans 43 years, in that he witnessed so many changes in government and governance. He chose to always remain as a firm backdrop; one never saw him join in the race to grasp power or any position in the government. This quality of staying above the temptations of holding a position stands out as a rare trait today. A humble tribute to Ahmed Patel from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena."

काँग्रेस पक्षाचे ज्येष्ठ नेते अहमद पटेल ह्यांचं कोरोनाने निधन झालं. अहमद पटेल कमालीचे चाणाक्ष, बुद्धिमान नेते होते,...

Posted by Raj Thackeray on Tuesday, 24 November 2020
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