India, Nov. 25 -- Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday condoled the demise of senior party leader Ahmed Patel, who passed away in the early hours of the day due to Covid-19 complications at the age of 71.

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"It is a sad day. Shri Ahmed Patel was a pillar of the Congress party. He lived and breathed Congress and stood with the party through its most difficult times. He was a tremendous asset. We will miss him. My love and condolences to Faisal, Mumtaz & the family," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, meanwhile, tweeted: "Ahmed ji was not only a wise and experienced colleague to whom I constantly turned for adv...