Ahmed Patel was gem of Congress: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

Ahmed Patel was gem of Congress: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

BJP's national vice president Raman Singh in a tweet said he was deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Patel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel. Credit: PTI Photo

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of senior party colleague Ahmed Patel and said he was a "valiant leader and gem of the party".

Patel, 71, died at a hospital in Gurugram in the early hours of Wednesday due to multi-organ failure. He was suffering from complications related to Covid-19.

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"Ahmed Bhai Patel was determined towards Congress ideology, a valiant leader and gem of the party. His death has shocked all of us. His death is an irreparable loss to the nation, Baghel said in a statement.

The Chief Minister conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul may rest in peace, the release said.

Political leaders condole the demise of Ahmed Patel

Former state chief minister and BJP's national vice president Raman Singh in a tweet said he was deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Patel.

"Deepest condolences to his family and well-wishers. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti, Singh tweeted.