AHMED PATEL

  • Maharashtra CM Chavan likely to be replaced, NCP keen on Shinde June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: With Assembly elections in Maharashtra scheduled later in the year, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to face the brunt of the Congress's poll debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. According to sources, Chavan might have to step down from his post of Chief Minister. The Nationalist Congress Party...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey May 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: UPA to set up probe panel over Gujarat Snoopgate case May 2, 2014

    The government is going ahead with a probe into the Gujarat snoopgate scandal. It will appoint a judge to head the probe panel by May 16 before the new government is formed. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Is the row over a Modi's DD interview necessary? May 2, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview with Doordarshan stoked controversy for his alleged 'daughter' remark. The BJP alleged that the interview was "censored" following government "pressure". The public broadcaster, however, insisted that there was no interference by any authority or any "deliberate omission". ...
  • Ahmed Patel fumes as Modi calls him his 'good friend' in DD interview May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political advisor Ahmed Patel on Friday slammed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for calling him his 'good friend' in an interview to Doordarshan. "Narendra Modi's good friend comments are ridiculous and baseless." said Patel. He added, "I have met Modi only once in the...
  • Modi called Congress's Ahmed Patel a 'good friend' in DD interview May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A row broke out over Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview to Doordarshan as the party alleged that the public broadcaster has censored a part of the interview. In the unedited version of Modi's interview, the BJP showed that Modi had referred to Congress leader...
  • If Narendra Modi has the guts, he should hang me, says Ahmed Patel April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political advisor Ahmed Patel alleged in Ahmedabad on Sunday that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was spying on him to find out about his movements. "I am happy that he (Modi) keeps a record of my movements. This means he snoops on others...
  • I have nothing to do with transfer of officials in Bengal: Ahmed Patel April 23, 2014

    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 transfer...
  • Giriraj's remarks reveal the hidden agenda of BJP: Congress April 20, 2014

    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 February 11, 2014

    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. The seat...
  • Lok Sabha polls: CongressNCP seat sharing talks on Monday February 9, 2014

    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. Sources...
  • AgustaWestland: A repeat of Bofors scam, says Yashwant Sinha February 3, 2014

    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, the...
  • Cong sets up 4member committee to address concerns of Seemandhra MPs August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: As protests over Telangana intensify, the Congress on Wednesday set up a fourmember committee to address concerns of party MPs from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh. The fourmember 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 June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi will hold his first formal interaction tomorrow with the newlyappointed Congress office bearers. With the reconstituted AICC secretariat being seen as a team formed by the party vicepresident for the Lok Sabha battle, Rahul is expected to utilise the...
  • Sonia steps up discussions on Telangana issue January 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of allparty meeting on Telangana issue, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday held consultations with senior party leaders as it prepared to take a decision on the vexed matter by the promised month end. Sonia held consultations with Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, his predecessor...
  • Gujarat polls: Modi hits back at Patel's 'sultan' remark December 10, 2012

    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 like...
  • Cong has failed in Gujarat both in govt and Oppn: Modi December 3, 2012

    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 rallies...
  • Congress, Keshubhai conspiring to defeat me: Narendra Modi December 2, 2012

    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 December 2, 2012

    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 contender...
  • Modi attacks Cong as it fields Bhatt's wife against him November 30, 2012

    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 the...
  • Modi dares Cong to name Sonia's political secretary as its CM candidate November 30, 2012

    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 November 15, 2012

    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...
  • Rahul has no prospects of becoming PM: Thackeray January 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Targeting AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray said the Congress leader has no prospects of becoming Prime Minister of the country. "Never. Its not possible," Thackeray said in the second part of his interview to his party mouthpiece 'Saamna', when he was asked whether the Congress...
  • Cong paid money for cashforvotes: Jethmalani September 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Monday alleged that the money in the cashforvotes 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 Advani...
  • Govt may place Anna's bill in Parliament: Sources August 22, 2011

    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 CNNIBN that the government is thinking of placing the Jan Lokpal bill as a...
  • Rahul Gandhi steps closer to power August 6, 2011

    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 41yearold Rahul to a quartet that will administer...
  • Sonia's surgery goes well; Rahul to run Congress August 4, 2011

    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 kept...
  • Hindustani arrested in cashforvote scam July 20, 2011

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

    New Delhi: An alleged middleman in the cashforvotes 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 main...
  • House panel gives clean chit to cashforvote accused December 16, 2008

    New Delhi: A sevenmember parliamentary committee investigating the cashforvotes scam has ruled that there is no evidence to prosecute Samajwadi Party leaders Amar Singh and Rewati Raman Singh and Congress' Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel. The committee was looking into allegations that bribes were paid to three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...