Ahmed Patel – Sonia’s confidant and Cong’s trouble-shooter

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who pulled off a victory in the bitterly fought Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat, has the reputation of being a trouble-shooter and strategist for the party.The long-serving political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been one of the most powerful functionaries in the party. An organisational man, he had gently turned down offers to join the government at the centre by four prime ministers when the Congress was in power, according to party insiders.A Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist, he has represented Gujarat seven times in Parliament — three-tim
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