Ahmed Patel

  • I have nothing to do with transfer of officials in Bengal: Ahmed Patel 23-04-2014 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel on Wednesday rejected allegations of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee that he was instrumental in transfer of officials in the state ahead of Lok Sabha polls. "I think there is some misunderstanding. I have nothing to do with the...
  • Giriraj's remarks reveal the hidden agenda of BJP: Congress 20-04-2014 05:15 PM

    Taking a jibe at BJP leader Giriraj Singh's remarks that those opposing Narendra Modi will be sent to Pakistan, Congress leader Ahmed Patel said that such statements revealed the hidden agenda of the saffron party. "Giriraj's comments are not in favour of the nation," Patel added. ...
  • Maharashtra: Congress, NCP to contest 26, 22 Lok Sabha seats respectively 11-02-2014 09:11 AM

    Mumbai: With just two months left for the Lok Sabha elections, Congress met its ally Nationalist Congress Party on Monday and decided on the number of seats to contest from Maharashtra. The Congress will contest on 26 seats while the NCP will field its candidates for 22 seats in Maharashtra....
  • Lok Sabha polls: Congress-NCP seat sharing talks on Monday 09-02-2014 10:07 PM

    New Delhi: Seat sharing talks between the Congress and the NCP for the Lok Sabha elections will be held in the national capital on Monday. The talks are expected to be held between Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel one one hand, and Ahmed Patel and AK Antony on the other....
  • AgustaWestland: A repeat of Bofors scam, says Yashwant Sinha 03-02-2014 03:34 PM

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday reiterated his party's stand to take up the latest revelations in AgustaWestland chopper deal that points finger at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her close aides in Parliament. Sinha compared the AgustaWestland deal with Bofors scam, saying, "After deal was done,...
  • Cong sets up 4-member committee to address concerns of Seemandhra MPs 07-08-2013 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: As protests over Telangana intensify, the Congress on Wednesday set up a four-member committee to address concerns of party MPs from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh. The four-member committee includes Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel, Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily and...
  • Rahul to meet new Congress office bearers on Saturday 28-06-2013 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi will hold his first formal interaction tomorrow with the newly-appointed Congress office bearers. With the reconstituted AICC secretariat being seen as a team formed by the party vice-president for the Lok Sabha battle, Rahul is expected to utilise the...
  • Gujarat polls: Modi hits back at Patel's 'sultan' remark 10-12-2012 08:32 AM

    Ahmedabad: A day after senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel dubbed him as "sultan", Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit back saying it is "dynasty that produces sultans". Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, had, while addressing a rally in Jambusar, said, "Modi wants to rule Gujarat...
  • Cong has failed in Gujarat both in govt and Oppn: Modi 03-12-2012 03:16 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Congress had not only failed when it was in power in the state, but also in the opposition. "...the Congress has also failed as an opposition, due to which they will be defeated in the upcoming elections," Modi said, addressing...
  • Congress, Keshubhai conspiring to defeat me: Narendra Modi 02-12-2012 04:53 PM

    Addressing an election rally in Rajpipla in Gujarat on Saturday, Narendra Modi said that the Congress was teaming up with Keshubhai Patel's party to defeat him. ...
  • Modi talking like a frustrated person: Ahmed Patel 02-12-2012 01:26 AM

    Ahmedabad: Ahmed Patel, Congress leader from Gujarat and political secretary to the party president Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday said Chief Minister Narendra Modi was talking like a "dejected and frustrated" person. Modi had on Friday said the Congress should declare Patel as the Chief Ministerial candidate. "I was never a...
  • Modi attacks Cong as it fields Bhatt's wife against him 30-11-2012 07:17 PM

    Ahmedabad: It was the last day on Thursday for filing the nominations for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, and amongst those who filed nominations were Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his opponent for the Maninagar seat, the wife of controversial IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt. Hitting out strongly at...
  • Modi dares Cong to name Sonia's political secretary as its CM candidate 30-11-2012 02:06 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has dared the Congress to name Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel as the party's chief minister candidate in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. This comes after the Congress fielded suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife Shweta against Modi in the elections. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi to head Cong campaign for 2014 15-11-2012 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has kicked off its preparations for the big battle of 2014. And this time it is Rahul Gandhi who'll be spearheading the party's campaign for the General Elections. The Congress on Thursday appointed the Gandhi scion the head of the Coordination Committee for the 2014...
  • Cong paid money for cash-for-votes: Jethmalani 19-09-2011 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Monday alleged that the money in the cash-for-votes scam belonged to the Congress party. Jethmalani, who had on September 12 claimed that the bribe money came from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since LK...
  • Govt may place Anna's bill in Parliament: Sources 22-08-2011 11:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party's main troubleshooters Pranab Mukherjee, P Chidambaram and Ahmed Patel met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence on Monday to discuss the Anna Hazare protest fast over the Lokpal issue. Sources told CNN-IBN that the government is thinking of placing the Jan Lokpal bill as...
  • Rahul Gandhi steps closer to power 06-08-2011 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: The illness of Sonia Gandhi, India's most powerful political leader, may have set off a risky succession that could propel her inexperienced son Rahul to government just as the Congress party battles corruption scandals and high inflation. The appointment of the 41-year-old Rahul to a quartet that will...
  • Sonia's surgery goes well; Rahul to run Congress 04-08-2011 08:31 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday underwent successful surgery in a New York hospital for an undisclosed ailment while her son and party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was entrusted with overseeing Congress affairs. Sonia, 64, is likely to be out of the country for three weeks. The party...
  • Hindustani arrested in cash-for-vote scam 20-07-2011 06:17 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Suhail Hindustani was arrested by the Delhi Police on Wednesday in connection with 2008 cash-for-vote scam. He has been arrested for facilitating the cash-for-vote deal under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Sources say he was the main person who acted as the broker...
  • Cash-for-votes middleman names Amar, Patel 20-07-2011 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: An alleged middleman in the cash-for-votes controversy related to the 2008 trust vote on Wednesday said Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh was the "main" man behind the scandal and also accused Ahmed Patel and other Congress leaders of involvement. "I have nothing to hide, Amar Singh has the...