Stalin condoles Ahmed Patel's death

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Chennai, Nov 25 (PTI): DMK president M K Stalin on Wednesday condoled the death of senior Congress leader and the party's top strategist Ahmed Patel and said he was a lynchpin of the national party.

Stalin, also the Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly, expressed grief over the demise of the 71-year-old leader in New Delhi.

'Extremely saddened to hear of the passing away of Mr Ahmed Patel, who was a lynchpin of the Indian National Congress,' Stalin said in a Facebook post.

'On behalf of the DMK, I extend my condolences to his family as well as the Congress cadre who are mourning the loss,' he added.

Patel died on Wednesday due to multi-organ failure. He was suffering from complications related to COVID-19.

Patel, who was critical for a few days, was admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram on November 15 after he developed complications. PTI SA NVG NVG