Articles about Ahmed Patel
25 Nov 2020
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel dies of coronavirus-linked complications
Ahmed Patel, a senior Congress leader and a Gandhi family loyalist, passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 71, his son Faisal Patel informed.
17 Nov 2020
AgustaWestland scam: Approver names Kamal Nath's son, other Congress leaders
In a fresh development linked to the Rs. 3,000 crore AgustaWestland deal, the accused-turned-approver Rajiv Saxena has named Madhya Pradesh's former Chief Minister Kamal Nath's son, as well as Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and Ahmed Patel, reports IE.
22 Sep 2020
Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture
Eight members of the Rajya Sabha, who were suspended by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday over the ruckus a day earlier, spent the night at the Parliament complex, continuing their protest over the passage of farm Bills.
12 Sep 2020
In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains
Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.
31 Jul 2020
Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet
A virtual meeting of Congress parliamentarians on Thursday turned into a war of words between leaders, said to be close to ex-party President Rahul Gandhi, and the ministers of UPA-II, who worked under former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, multiple reports said.
14 Jul 2020
Rajasthan crisis: 'Rebel' Sachin Pilot skips second Congress meeting
Sending a clear message to Congress that he isn't impressed with whatever he is being offered, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot skipped another meeting on Tuesday. He also remained absent from Monday's meeting, called to show CM Ashok Gehlot's "strength."
20 Feb 2020
Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him
After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.
23 Nov 2019
Congress calls Maharashtra coup 'black-day'; displays confidence in defeating BJP
On Saturday, the Congress held a press conference to address the recent developments in the state of Maharashtra.
22 Nov 2019
Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today
The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena will hold a meeting in Mumbai on Friday to further their talks over an alliance in Maharashtra. They are likely to make an announcement about joining hands later on Friday.
12 Nov 2019
Maharashtra: After Governor denies extension, Sena approaches SC
Shiv Sena is hoping it governs Maharashtra, but it got a setback yesterday after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked it to present numbers before 7:30 pm.
10 Oct 2019
For calling Modis "thieves", Rahul pleads not guilty in court
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi returned to India from his trip to Cambodia on Thursday, and his first stop was a court in Surat where he appeared in connection to a defamation case.
22 Aug 2019
Chidambaram arrested: CBI, ED are revenge seeking departments, says Congress
The dramatic arrest of P Chidambaram from his residence on Wednesday night forced Congress to reach out to the other Opposition parties.
20 Aug 2019
Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.
09 Aug 2019
Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet
In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.
09 Aug 2019
Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?
Pranab Mukherjee, one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor on Thursday, by President Ram Nath Kovind.
04 Jul 2019
Few have the courage: Priyanka praises Rahul after his resignation
A day after Rahul Gandhi publicly announced his resignation from the post of Congress President, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hailed his decision saying few have courage like him.
05 May 2019
Rahul sends love to Modi after he calls Rajiv "corrupt"
Taking the political discourse in the country to a new low, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told Rahul Gandhi that his father Rajiv was "corrupt number 1" when he died.
11 Apr 2019
Laser was pointed seven times at Rahul Gandhi, claims Congress
In a disturbing development, Congress has claimed security was breached during party president Rahul Gandhi's visit in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
05 Apr 2019
VK Singh says Army isn't Modi's sena, then takes U-turn
In what seemed like a clear denunciation of Yogi Adityanath's "Modiji ki sena" comment, Union Minister General VK Singh said on Thursday the Indian Army belonged to the entire country.
14 Jan 2019
The truth behind Justice AK Sikri's post-retirement 'plum job'
Justice AK Sikri, who voted in favor of the transfer of former CBI Chief Alok Verma, has declined a post-retirement job at the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).
06 Dec 2018
Christian Michel, alleged AgustaWestland middleman, questioned overnight
Christian Michel was questioned by the CBI overnight and slept for only two hours, sources privy to the development told PTI.
26 Oct 2018
In protest against CBI-fiasco, RaGa leads Opposition march against Centre
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday spearheaded the protest against Centre's move of sending two top officials of CBI on leave.
30 Aug 2018
Rafale Deal: In tweet, Amit Shah questions Rahul Gandhi's IQ
BJP President Amit Shah took a dig at his Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi saying the nation's IQ was higher than the latter's.
21 Aug 2018
No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has ruled the option of "none of the above" (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections.
22 Jul 2018
At first CWC-meet, RaGa reminds of "role, responsibility" of Congress
Rahul Gandhi, appointed the Congress chief in December, is chairing his first Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, two days after the party's joint no-confidence motion was staggeringly defeated in parliament.
14 Jul 2018
Mahendrasinh Vaghela, son of ex-Gujarat CM Shankarsinh Vaghela, joins BJP
Former Gujarat CM Shankarsinh Vaghela's son Mahendrasinh, a two-time Congress MLA, has joined BJP today.
02 Jul 2018
SC to hear Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging RS-election
The Supreme Court will hear Congress leader Ahmed Patel's petition seeking a direction to the Gujarat High Court to not proceed with a plea challenging his election to the Rajya Sabha on July 9.
25 May 2018
6 incredible Indian political jodis - Guess who's on top?
Politics is futile without relationships, some honest while many superficial.
02 May 2018
Ahmed Patel writes to PM over bullet-train project land acquisition
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel has expressed his reservations over the way farmers' land was being acquired for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project and wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention.
03 Apr 2018
Smriti Irani releases circular on 'fake news', PMO withdraws it
Hours after the I&B Ministry issued a controversial circular to curb fake news, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has withdrawn it.
14 Mar 2018
Sonia's dinner: 20 Opposition parties discuss politics "informally"
Members of 20 Opposition parties came together on Tuesday at a dinner hosted by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.
04 Mar 2018
Meghalaya: BJP-Congress rush to forge post-poll alliances
A hung verdict in Meghalaya has left India's two biggest parties scrambling to garner support to form the government.
03 Mar 2018
Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland poll results: BJP romps to power
Vote-counting in the North-Eastern states Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland was held today.
30 Dec 2017
#ThatWas2017: Modi's consolidation to Rahul's makeover, Indian politics didn't disappoint!
Like a Hindi blockbuster, there is never a dull moment in Indian politics.
29 Dec 2017
Congress's Ahmed Patel and his kin under ED scanner
After losing Gujarat and Himachal, newly-elected Congress president faces another setback. His mother Sonia Gandhi's most trusted lieutenant Ahmed Patel and his family are under the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) scanner in relation to a money laundering case.
15 Dec 2017
Sonia retires as Congress President: A new era in Congress
A day before Rahul Gandhi officially takes charge as the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has announced her retirement as its President.
14 Dec 2017
Following Rahul's elevation, what will Sonia Gandhi's role be?
During her 19-year tenure as Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has certainly revived the party. However, with her failing health, she has slowly relinquished her hold.
11 Dec 2017
Mani Shankar Aiyar's dinner attended by former army chief, ex-diplomats
The Gujarat elections' slugfest has veered in a different direction after Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar called PM Narendra Modi a "neech" (low-life) person.
10 Dec 2017
Modi alleges "secret meeting" between Aiyar and Pakistan officials
Ahead of the second phase of polling in the Gujarat elections, PM Narendra Modi has upped the ante against the Congress.
09 Dec 2017
Gujarat Elections: Congress candidate complains of EVM hacking, EC investigates
Voting in Gujarat elections was mired in controversy as malfunctioning of EVMs was reported in certain areas. Congress candidate from Porbandar, Arjun Modhwadia filed a complaint with the EC that the EVM in his constituency was connected by Bluetooth.